The Varieties of Crosses
I have heard some people (you probably have, too) talking about the course of their lives, and saying: “I wouldn’t change anything, I would have done the same thing over again.”
I find such statements utterly amazing. I think of my own experiences, and the lists of pros and cons that I used to make up when confronted with big decisions (often with equal numbers of pros and cons), and the numerous regrets that sometimes followed from my mistakes – and/or sins.
When I pray for the Poor Souls in Purgatory, I often visualize them suffering the consequences of bad choices, maybe