Yes, God would like for everyone to be saved. Yet He has told us that even His will does not trump our free will, and that He knows many will not cooperate with Him.
But, if we go our merry way presuming upon God's mercy we're probably in for a terrible (and too late) realization.
"Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be satisfied." (Mt 5:6)
You might want to read St. Faustina's Diary "Divine Mercy in my Soul". This will open your heart and mind to His Mercy!!! NONE of us DESERVE heaven. It's only by His grace and mercy AND following the Commandments. Surely, all Catholics who truly love Jesus can try and do this. I am in doubt ALL the time. But I also know that scrupulosity can be the sin of pride. Too much focus on self and not enough on Our Lord. I know.. I was there and spoke to many priests and my Spiritual director about this. Do your best and let God do the rest.
Take care & God bless!
He said (paraphrasing His words) that the path and gate to heaven are very narrow and few will get in. And Most will choose the wider path and gate leading to hell.
He did not specify a percentage bu the illustration He draws indicates that the majority of mankind will go to eternal fire.
Thank you for the pep talk and the positive encouragement....Why not just blatantly sin at will if we are doomed anyway..??
No individual is doomed unless they choose to be doomed. All Christ is saying is that most will choose doom because it is easier to do so than to choose not to be doomed.
The point is that God has given us free will. W\e choose our own end and God will not thwart our choice. If we choose to follow Him, he will provide us all the grace we need to achieve our choice.
If we choose hell, Satan will help us to achieve our choice. Since we freely choose to fellow Satan, God's graces, which are always there for each and every one us in abundance, will not get through to us.