Dante’s PURGATORY, Canto 17: LOVING THE WRONG THINGS

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LOVING THE WRONG THINGS

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Pride, envy, and wrath

Sins of loving the wrong things

We choose what we love

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NOTE: What we choose is what we love: This is Rational Love. We can choose to love the right thing or the wrong thing. The first three ledges of the Mountain of Purgatory purge the sins of pride, envy, and wrath. These are sins of loving the wrong thing. Sinners who were guilty of pride, envy, or wrath were guilty of loving the wrong things; they wished some kind of evil upon their neighbors. Sinners who were guilty of sloth loved the right thing, but they pursued it without sufficient zeal.Sinners who were guilty of avarice, gluttony, or lust were guilty of loving the right things too much. Of course, the sinners on the Mountain of Purgatory are purging these sins.

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