April 2nd – Waiting

In Dante’s Purgatorio, the theme of waiting is on prominent display. Dante and Virgil encounter a number of souls who slouch at the foot of the mountain of Purgatory, destined to make the climb to heaven but compelled for the time being to wait. How long? As long as God determines.  Waiting is so difficult. As we enter the second half of Lent, do we walk, wait or give up?

 

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