Dante’s PARADISE, Canto 22: BUILD ON GOOD WORK OF OTHERS

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BUILD ON GOOD WORK OF OTHERS

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Reform the old church

Build on good work of others

Don’t destroy the church

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NOTE: We build on good work of others. Certainly scientists learn from the work of other scientists, and then they push on and hope to make new discoveries. (The past really does affect the future, either positively or negatively. If you are obese now, you have probably been overeating for a long time.) People in different historical eras need different things, but we can build on the good work that has been done before us. Saint Peter did not want silver and gold. Saint Benedict stressed praying and fasting. Saint Francis was humble. In Saint Francis’ day, what was needed was humility, and so he was humble. However, he also prayed and fasted, as Saint Benedict recommended. He also did not need silver and gold, just as Saint Peter recommended. Did Saint Francis build a new church? No, he reformed the old church. He built on the foundations that had been made by others.

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