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TRUE HAPPINESS CANNOT BE ENHANCED BY EXTERNAL FORTUNE NOR CAN IT BE WEAKENED BY MISFORTUNE

Scriptures states that nothing is good but what is virtuous. And virtue is not enhanced by external good fortune, nor is it weakened by adversity. It is a state wherein one is free from sin and is filled with innocence and grace from God.  

Innocence and knowledge makes a man blessed. A blessed man is not moved by the patronage of pleasure or the fear of pain; thus, "Blessed are you when men shall revile you and persecute you and shall say all manner of evil against you for righteousness sake. . ."

St. Ambrose:  Duties of the Clergy, Bk. II, Chap. 3

 

 

 

 

 

(01-15-04)

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