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59. Injustice

1. Injustice is a special vice for it opposes the specialvirtue of justice. It has, however, the aspect of a general viceinasmuch as every vice strikes against the common good whichjustice serves.

2. A person may do an unjust thing-from ignorance,perhaps, or passion-without having the habit or vice ofinjustice. But to do what is unjust intentionally and by fullchoice is the mark of an unjust man, a man with the vice ofinjustice.

3. Injustice is found only in what is suffered againstone's will.

4. In its general essential kind, or genus,injustice is a grave sin. In small matters, however, it is a venialsin; slight acts are not in essential conflict with the good, andwith the fixed will, of the one who undergoes their effect orendures them.

"Let persons in the world sanctify themselves in their own houses, for neither the court, professions, or labour, are any hindrance to the service of God."
St Philip Neri

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"A man should keep himself down, and not busy himself in mirabilibus super se."
St Philip Neri

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"The essence of perfection is to embrace the will of God in all things, prosperous or adverse. In prosperity, even sinners find it easy to unite themselves to the divine will; but it takes saints to unite themselves to God's will when things go wrong and are painful to self-love. Our conduct in such instances is the measure of our love of God."
St Alphonsus de Liguori

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