Revision: Where will you go when you die?


#1

I made a poll earlier, but I messed up because I didn’t include the “I will probably go to purgatory, but maybe Hell” option. I’m really sorry, I hope someone can delete my previous message, because I don’t know how!

Thank you! :slight_smile:


#2

I maintain hope for heaven. I’ll probably go to purgatory. I’m actively in fear of hell.


#3

I hope for Purgatory. It Is all I can Wish for…Pray for…

Want for …


#4

I would hope for time in Purgatory and eternity in Heaven with God. I’m sure that I wouldn’t be able to skip Purgatory, though. I’m no Saint, but I’m trying.


#5

I have no idea, I can only put my trust in God and his Holy Church.


#6

The celebration of daily Mass, daily prayer and the sacrament of Reconciliation give me hope for heaven, however “the just man falls seven times” gives me pause. No one can presume, though that verse is actually, “For the just man falls seven times and rises again.” So, I pray for the gift of final perseverance, wear a blessed crucifix* and I love the prayer in the Pieta prayer book given with this note:

"A poor Clare who had just died, appeared to her Abbess, who was praying for her, and said to her, “I went straight to Heaven, for, by means of this prayer, recited every evening, I paid all my debts.”

A Prayer For Daily Neglects

Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Sacred Heart of Jesus, with all its love, all its sufferings and all its merits.

[left] First - To expiate all the sins I have committed this day and during all my life. *(Glory be to the Father and to the Son and the Holy Ghost as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.) *[/left]
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[left] Second - To purify the good I have done badly this day and during all my life. (Glory Be to the Father…)[/left]
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[left]Third - To minister for the good I ought to have done, and that I have neglected this day and during all my life. (Glory Be to the Father…)[/left]
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(This prayer is not meant to replace confession)


*28. The Moment of Death (In articulo mortis)
To the faithful in danger of death, who cannot be assisted by a priest to bring them the sacraments and impart the Apostolic Blessing with its plenary indulgence (see can. 468, 2 of Code of Canon Law), Holy Mother Church nevertheless grants a plenary indulgence to be acquired at the point of death, provided they are properly disposed and have been in the habit of reciting some prayers during their lifetime. The use of a crucifix or a cross to gain this indulgence is praiseworthy.

The condition: provided they have been in the habit of reciting some prayers during their lifetime supplies in such cases for the three usual conditions required for the gaining of a plenary indulgence. The plenary indulgence at the point of death can be acquired by the faithful, even if they have already obtained another plenary indulgence on the same day. The above grant is taken from the [1967] Apostolic Constitution The Doctrine of Indulgences, norm 18.

Vigilantly,
Joanna


#7

A blessed Advent to you!

I am sorry, but I find I cannot vote on this poll. The options available are nothing like my answers. First of all, purgatory is more a state of being purified in the fiery love of God, so that all that is imperfect, that keeps one from loving Him utterly and completely, even in the tiniest of ways, is burned away; so that I may gaze upon His Inconcievably Beautiful Face, knowing Him as utterly and completely as I am able (the Beatific Vision/ Heaven), He is who is all perfect and sinless. This is the Grace won for me by Jesus on the Cross, and by his Resurrection. So to me, it is not a just a place, but rather, a process, like when Jesus talks about “paying to the last penny,” or when St. Paul talks about “all that is not of Him is burned up,” at our Judgement.

Also, while I have a good idea of my sins, my offences against God, I don’t know when or how God will allow me to die (although He works all things to the good of those who love Him). I imagine that , if I commit no mortal sins, or confess them, and He takes me, that I will "be purged. For example, I smoke cigarettes. I have repeatedly prayed for the grace to quit/ be healed of my addiction/desire to smoke, but it hasn’t happened yet. I’m still addicted. I’ve tried to quit 3 times, but have failed. ( I haven’t given up yet, though). God doesn’t want me to do anything that will ruin the health He’s given me. That’s not His will for me, nor is it for me to have an addiction. So in a sense, my “love” of cigarette smoking hinders my relationship with Him, my ability to “see Him.” I don’t want it either! I want to belong to Him completely, but I am too weak! So in His Mercy, he purges me of it.
Or, he could have me die a lingering, suffering death of cancer which purifies me before I die, in which case I might go straight to Heaven.
Whatever God chooses for me, He does in His Great Mercy, as a Loving Father, with the intention that this prodigal daughter live forever in His Mansion.

Thank you for reading this.

Love, Angelina :angel1:


#8

C.S. Lewis wrote that for the first year after his conversion, he did not believe in afterlife.

While this is of course bad theology, it’s an interesting lesson aboutthe meaning of this life on earth. C.S. Lewis’ purpose in saying this was to communicate that just being a servant to God could be psychologically sufficient and fulfilling in this life.

I find that rather moving.

Again, the Good News is the God sent His Son into the world to draw us up to Him after death, at the end of time.


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