Choosing Eternal Life:
There is a popular misconception that God "sends us to hell." In reality, sin is our rejection of God's invitation to heaven. God honors our free will when we reject His love, and allows us to live eternally without Him (Hell) just as we sought to live without Him on earth.
Quote by S. Padre Pio:
When assailed by pride, say to yourself: What good is there in myself that I have not received?
But I am not alone, because Jesus is with me
I have understood that at certain and most difficult moments I shall be alone, deserted by everyone, and that I must face all the storms and fight with all the strength of my soul, even with those from whom I expected to get help. But I am not alone, because Jesus is with me, and with Him I fear nothing. I am well aware of everything, and I know what God is demanding of me. Suffering, contempt, ridicule, persecution and humiliation will be my constant lot. I know no other way. For sincere love - ingratitude; this is my path, marked out by the footprints of Jesus. My Jesus, my strength and my only hope, in You alone is all my hope. My trust will not be frustrated. - (Diary No. 746)