23 So it was necessary for the copies of the heavenly things to be cleansed with these sacrifices, but the heavenly things had to be cleansed with better sacrifices than these. 24 Christ didn’t enter the holy place (which is a copy of the true holy place) made by human hands, but into heaven itself, so that he now appears in God’s presence for us. 25 He didn’t enter to offer himself over and over again, like the high priest enters the earthly holy place every year with blood that isn’t his. 26 If that were so, then Jesus would have to suffer many times since the foundation of the world. Instead, he has now appeared once at the end of the ages to get rid of sin by sacrificing himself. 27 People are destined to die once and then face judgment. 28 In the same way, Christ was also offered once to take on himself the sins of many people. He will appear a second time, not to take away sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him. (Hebrews 9:23-28, CEB)
We will all die once and face judgment, just as Christ was offered once to take on all the sins of all people. And yet, Christ will come again, not to take away more sin, as if something more needed to be done than Christ already did, but to take those of us who await Christ back with Him.
This is what really gets me about indulgences. If you have to pay the church in order to get a soul out of purgatory then what did Jesus do?
If we have to do more than what Christ already did, how does what Christ did matter?
You see there is nothing beyond the sacrifice that God has made for you that has to be done. Christ died for you.
Now know you are loved and go and love as you are loved.
Love People, Love God.