Heaven and Divine Love
May 26, 2015 § Leave a comment
Divine Providence 323 says:
Thus every person has been created to enter heaven.
The divine love cannot but will this, and the divine wisdom
cannot but provide it.
So the Lord provides everyone with the means to enter heaven. It does not matter what nationality you are, your age, your gender, your race, your religion, your education. The Lord has provided you with the means of entering heaven.
This, however, is not a guarantee that you will go to heaven. You must choose adopt and implement the means which the Lord has so graciously provided. The Lord will not, can not, force you to enter heaven.
It is helpful to understand why the Lord provides everyone the means to enter heaven. Divine Providence 324.2 explains:
What would the Lord do with all the created universe if he
had not also created images and likenesses of himself to whom he
could communicate his divine? What would he exist for, otherwise,
except to make this and not that or bring something into existence
but not something else, and this merely to be able to contemplate
from afar only incidents and constant changes as on a stage? What
would there be divine in these unless they were for the purpose of
serving subjects who would receive the divine more intimately and
see and sense it? The divine is of an inexhaustible glory and would
not keep it to itself, nor could. For love wants to communicate its
own to another, indeed to impart all it can of itself. Must not
divine love do this, then, being infinite? Can it impart and then
take away? Would that not be to give what will perish, what in
itself is nothing, coming to nothing when it perishes? What really is
is not in it. But divine love imparts what really is or what does not
cease to be, and this is eternal.