She’s young, quick-witted, and not afraid to ask uncomfortable questions. The last one is important: “Is Hitler in hell? Without taking any risks, I answer: “In the wake of Jesus’ warnings, the Church says that hell exists, but it does not pronounce on the people who could be there. ” As my memory reminds me of the refrain of the song, ” we will all go to paradise “, I add: ” Some believe so much in the power of the merciful love of God that they say that if hell exists, there is nobody. “Yes, but I wouldn’t like to find Hitler in paradise,” she replies. I note that she has no doubts about her destiny and I find that gratifying. However, like her, I am embarrassed and I wonder: can such a man, so hardened in evil and hatred, still allow himself to be reached by God’s love at the last moment? I know that God’s mercy can reach us very far, even in the depths of our misery, but it does not force the passage. Man can reject God and his love. We have a God who does not impose himself on man, and I believe that only love will get us into Paradise. Undoubtedly the Good Lord will have to, for that, peel us a little, in order to remove all the old skins of our hardness, because in this blissful eternity, of tears, tears and hardened hearts, he does not there will be more. I find this comforting: what will have been disastrous on this earth will not pass to heaven. Yesterday, I was still thinking about that while peeling an onion. I wondered what could be these kinds of old skins that it would be good to remove to find a tender heart. Beautiful aim of Lent!
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