Dante’s PURGATORY, Canto 4: Belacqua

Pur_04_dore

Engraver: Auguste Doré

***

BELACQUA

***

Lazy Belacqua

Did not pursue good with zeal

One of the slothful

***

NOTE: The unrepentant slothful are in the Inferno. Dante was afraid that Belacqua, his lazy friend, was in the Inferno, but Belacqua sincerely repented his sins and will be in Paradise. God can forgive any sin if it is sincerely repented. Since the slothful kept God waiting by not zealously pursuing good, God keeps them waiting; they will be allowed to climb the Mountain of Purgatory, but not yet.

***

https://davidbruceblog.wordpress.com/2017/02/06/dantes-purgatpry-canto-4-retelling-prepurgatory-the-spiritually-lazy-purgatory/

***

This entry was posted in Dante and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s