Dante’s PARADISE, Canto 13: JUDGE THE ENTIRE LIFE

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JUDGE THE ENTIRE LIFE

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Judge the entire life

God sees the entire picture

Of a person’s life

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NOTE: When we judge a life, we need to judge an entire life. An evil man can repent at the last minute, just as a brier can eventually produce a rose. A good person can become evil at the end of his life, just as a ship that has made a long voyage can end up sinking back home in its own harbor. Aristotle said that in order to determine whether a man was happy, we need to look at the whole of that man’s life. After he has died, we will be able to tell if he was happy. God sees the whole picture — we don’t. God knows the end of a person’s life and whether or not they repented. Chances are, most or all people will be surprised by some of those who make it to Paradise, and by some of those who end up in the Inferno.

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