A divine disposition; generous, helpful and good will with a sincere motive.

When Joan of Arc was asked if she was in a state of grace, she replied "If I am not, I pray God put me in it. If I am, I pray God keep me in it." This response carefully eluded such a deceptive question which was based on an understanding that a person in a state of grace does not know they are in a state of grace. During the persecutionary times of Joan of Arc, a person responding with either a yes or no response would invariably be burnt at the stake.

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