Hell: God is Good
God doesn't force Himself on any of us. He gives us free will to decide whether we want to love Him or not. He wants nothing more than to see us all around the wedding feast table in Heaven with Him. Yet if we don't show that we love God here on earth, why would we want to be with Him forever? It's similar to a young woman not wanting to marry a guy who she never went out with, and never had a conversation with.
But if God is so good...
So if God loves us so much, and wants to see us all in Heaven, why does Hell exist? How could He send His own children to Hell? The answer is this: He doesn't. He does not send his children to Hell, in fact, we send ourselves there. Our life shows separation from God's love, and our choices choose our final destination.
God would love to see Hell empty. When original sin entered the world, God sent the promise of a Savior, His own Son, to come to earth and open the gates of Heaven for us. Because of Christ's sacrifice on the cross, there is not one sin that cannot be forgiven by God. Our debt is forgiven by the Lamb's perfect sacrifice - and when we accept this, we can enter into God's mystical body here on earth, and eventually in Heaven.
The Beauty of the Cross
The cross is the sign that God loves us! He wants us to be with Him, and He has given us all the tools to get there. St. Rose of Lima said, "Apart from the cross, there is no other ladder to Heaven."
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God bless you all,