I’m going to be wildly unpopular saying this, but IMO the average Catholic/Christian in these times needs to be paying a bit more attention to pleasing God. It’s so easy for the ‘enlightened’ to label this as scrupulosity, AKA, **_“doing more than I think necessary, therefore being overboard and wrong”, but seriously, today’s ‘average Catholic/Christian has been systematically fed the idea that being a ‘good person’ and ‘loving God’ (a god who just wants them to ‘be happy’ and is all about happiness and never about sacrifice, the Cross, suffering, etc) is all that one ‘needs._**’ Prayer? "Looking at the sky and thinking, "how cool’ is a fair example of today’s ‘prayer life’. Alms? Pffft. A dollar in the collection plate on the rare Sunday one attends, a fast $5 or $10 to some social justice cause, and we are puffed up with our generosity. Fasting? Only if we’re on a diet or fitness kick. All those ‘old traditions’ are so unnecessary. And if we start to feel uncomfortable, that maybe we’re ‘lacking’, we can be told how great we are and that those feelings are simply the relics of ‘scrupulosity’ or some other ‘bad thing’ that is being pushed on us by mean nasty rigid Pharisees. Get with the mercy people. God meets us where we are and demands NOTHING.
That’s why people ‘have problems’ with Fatima. Deep down they know that wonderful as they are, "We are unworthy servants, we have done only what we are supposed to do’ when we can always do more. . .more loving. And hearing that somebody ‘just like us’ should have done more makes us worry. We don’t LIKE worrying. We want salvation assurance in that we ‘live good lives’, therefore we should ‘get Heaven’ from "merciful God’, without having to pick up our cross etc.
That young woman might be ‘in purgatory to the end of time’ but you know what? At the end, SHE GETS HEAVEN. Which is more than any of us ‘deserve’.