I am totally mixed-up/confused regarding the Holy Bible. Is it the Living Word of God, Wisdom of God, be Faithful to the Gospel, and then before the reading of the Gospel do the sign of the cross on our forehead, lips and heart? But then I hear do not take things literally or err to what is said. Then again I hear read something, reflect, and meditate.
When I wrote about the Analogy of Heaven it is for me to comprehend the enormous complexity of my journey/pilgrimage to the promised land of milk and honey. I hear how we are saved and go straight to Heaven. However, for me I am troubled by this, Job "Man's life on earth is a temptation." What gives me the right even Jesus dying so I be saved and go straight to Heaven. Jesus life is preaching, praying, suffering, and dying.
When I participate/glance at the Station of the Cross the enormous journey that Christ undertook to give and open the gates of Heaven and being saved am I really entitled or did I really earned that privilege. Of course not, even given the Church indulgence or all the Heavenly treasures I would still feel the need to go to purgatory to cleanse my soul to prepare it to be worthy to my loving Blessed Mother and God.
Analogy of Heaven is only a foolish thought not necessarily applicable because there so many consideration to take into account as Nilda pointed out. Reminds me of not to take and sit until I am offer the seat in case it was reserve for someone more worthy. Then I also have to remind myself of the generous mercy of God to all souls since He only knows us and formed us.
Then my other question would be the Church indulgence and reconciliation/confession, which I don’t know if I receive it and how it will play in my soul. This world of ours is so tempting with temptation that it is so difficult to avoid the indulging as I am a mere human/mortal. Again, I have difficulty not to avoid purgatory the need for me to purge all the my transgression in my life and to form me to be worthy to sit at the place God has chosen for me.