What Hell Is Like

by Father Brian J. Soliven on Sunday September 26, 2021

In over ten years of priesthood, I've only had two occasions when someone stormed out of the church because of something I said. The most recent occurred last Easter when I brought up the unpopular, often misunderstood topic of hell. Yes hell. On Easter. With our modern religious sensibilities, we do not like thinking about this topic. In fact, I dare say if we asked a jam-packed room of fifty people how many of you are going to Heaven, the vast majority would raise their hands. How many of you would go to hell? I doubt there would be many takers. In todays striking Gospel, Jesus teaches what eternal separation from God is like. He warns us to do everything in our power to avoid it. If want to end up with God forever in his Kingdom when we die, we should stop and listen to what He has to say.