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March 03, 2010


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Tim Chesterton

Human reason may have a grasp on sin, but it does not have a grasp on grace. When some newly arrived souls ask Virgil and Dante for direction, Virgil humbly answers: "we, like you, are all pilgrims here" (II.63). Human reason is not the supreme faculty in the realm of grace; it too is only a pilgrim, itself in need of redemption. Virgil, though, as a character in the poem, is both wise and humble enough to recognize the limits of his powers here on the shores of grace.

I'm going to take that one away for a while and think about it.

By the way, I'm a year behind you. I'm about a third of the ay into the 'Inferno', and finding it very rewarding.

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