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Summa Part 1 Question 20 Reply to Objection 5

Started by Kephapaulos, March 06, 2017, 09:11:23 PM

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What did St. Thomas mean by "good nor bad" at the end?

I ended up reading this part of the Summa as inspired by the litany by St. Francis Borgia based on it. :)


Quote from: Kephapaulos on March 06, 2017, 09:11:23 PMWhat did St. Thomas mean by "good nor bad" at the end?
Can you quote specifically what you're referring to? thanks


No problem.

Quote from: St. Thomas AquinasReply to Objection 5: Since God's will is the cause of goodness in things, the goodness of one who is loved by God is to be reckoned according to the time when some good is to be given to him by divine goodness. According therefore to the time, when there is to be given by the divine will to the predestined sinner a greater good, the sinner is better; although according to some other time he is the worse; because even according to some time he is neither good nor bad.