I had not heard that Satan was aware of what the consequences were going to be ahead of time. I am quite sure he knew there were going to be consequences, he might have been able to even predict the nature of some of the consequences, but I have to wonder if he knew all of them to their end. And… after the final judgement they [the demons] are going to get it even worse.
I save any sympathy I have however for the damned. I hope that doesn’t bother God any. I don’t see how it could get much worse for them, but if you believe Thomas and other Saints, there are levels in hell, just as there are in Heaven.
It is said that those in purgatory would rather stay there than go back to earth and try again. Their place in heaven is assured. Ours are not. We face temptation every day, at least I do. I pray every day that our Lord will give me the graces I need, not to ever turn my back on him. I pray that my love for God, his magnificent Son, and our Holy Mother grows every day. I don’t worry about God’s mercy, I worry about my own sinful nature.
I liked everything you said.