According to the experts, there are five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. We also have -- and I respectfully suggest this as a sixth stage -- Hell.
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We tend to hear much about heaven, where innocent victims of the terrible tragedies will, in tradition, come to reside. But discussion about hell is generally taboo.
Our motivations for wanting hell to exist (or not) might expose something inside of us that needs to become more like Jesus.
The same fire, the love of God, that ignites in the hearts of the faithful transmutes in the experience of those who reject it into the fire of hell; it purifies the former, but burns the latter.
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