Who is in Hell?

Some people think the Church is in the business of condemning people to Hell. It's not. And it would be completely contrary to Jesus’ teachings if it were (see Matthew 7:1-2 for all of what Jesus said). 

But even if the Church was called to condemn people, its longstanding non-efforts amount to an epic failure. 

Think about it - the Church has a process for figuring out if someone is in Heaven, and celebrates those people throughout the year - the saints. The Church also says that list is not complete, and that there are lots more people in Heaven we don't even know about. Which is the point of All Saints’ Day. 

But the Church has no way of figuring out who is in Hell. And no interest in trying. 

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That makes sense given Sunday’s Gospel, where Jesus tells us just who Hell was prepared for (hint - it's not people). Which tells us a lot about the King who will be doing the judging.

More on this tomorrow.

Sunday’s Readings