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CHAPTER XLThat God is the Good of all Good

GOD in His goodness includes all goodnesses, and thus is the good of all good.

2. God is good by essence: all other beings by participation: therefore nothing can be called good except inasmuch as it bears some likeness to the divine goodness. He is therefore the good of all good.

Hence it is said of the Divine Wisdom: There came to me all good things along with it (Wisd. vii, 11).

From this it is further shown that God is the sovereign good (Chap. XLI.

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