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And, we in electronics, we know the dismalness best.
Standing there, being happily drenched (happily because home was so close) in a downpour that seemed endless, I knew spring was coming Despite the dismalness of it all, there were bits of untidy purple and hesitant green at the tips of different trees and bushes.
When contemporary theologians say that certain dismalness in our actions can be justified by a proportionate reason, they are not saying that morally wrong actions (ex objecto) can be justified by the end.