March 31, 2019

The Prodigal Father

Eight hundred years ago the Italian poet, Dante, posited that hell was not really a place of punishment.  Instead, he argued that it was a place God, in God’s infinite love, offered to those who, for whatever reason, don’t want to walk humbly and eternally with God.  Dante argued that “hell” was not a place where God slaps people with the right hand of God’s wrath but, rather, offers them the left hand of God’s love.