I’m curious what you all think about obtaining indulgences for oneself.
I can see obtaining an indulgence for the faithfully departed out of love for them and God.
Shouldn’t we always put the poor souls in Purgatory ahead of our own removal of temporal punishment?
If we should obtain indulgences for ourselves first, my initial inclination is that it might be a selfish motive since there are other souls that are in need of the release of the temporal punishments (particularly since they can’t remove the temporal punishments for themselves since they would now be in Purgatory).
If we should obtain indulgences for the faithfully departed first, it seems we would never get around to our own indulgences since we are putting ourselves last in that regard (which seems to be the more Christian thing to do…putting ourselves after the needs of others).