This seems like a very motivating hopeful statement. And it is. But this is another one of those quotes with many meanings…Dante is the author of The Inferno a poem/book about his allegorical trip through the rings of purgatory and hell to get to heaven and his beloved Beatrice. The poem is about a Christian’s trip through life in search of God and all of the horrific sin encountered…although I find it ironic that it is as much about trying to get back to a human as it is about seeing Christ.
So anyway, there is actually a lot to think about here in this one small sentence that we can consider in terms of faith.
- It could be that just a small spark of faith and kindness can grow into a lifetime of service to others and joyful praise of our Savior. Or on the flip side…
- It could be that if we are not careful with “small” sin it can ignite “bigger” more habitual sin. We must always be diligent.
- It could be a metaphor for Christianity as a whole…God promised Abraham one child, yet a star filled sky of descendants. Jesus’ life and the number of disciples He had was short and small. And here we are millions of believers sharing the gospel with more generations.
- It could be a metaphor for Easter. What the Jews thought was one crucifixion ended up fulfilling all sorts of prophecy and leading to the growth of a new faith.
What do you think? What meanings can you find in these words? How are you going to apply them today? Tomorrow?