Last night, I was discussing Redemptive Suffering with Protestants and the doctrine of Salvation was brought up. I told them that the Catholic view of Salvation was analogous to a fish swimming upstream, the fish was in the stream (that is in a state of grace) but if it didn’t keep moving it would be swept back into the sea. So the same would be true of Salvation, as long as one is in a state of grace, one was guaranteed Heaven, but if one doesn’t work hard to makes one’s Salvation assured one would be sept away by the World, the Flesh, and the Devil, one cannot stay still in this life, we are either going up or down.
Is this a good and correct analogy?
Glory to God!