“To many this seems a hard saying: ‘Deny thyself, take up thy cross, and follow Jesus.’ (Matt. 16:24). But it will be much harder to hear that last word: ‘Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire’ (Matt. 25:41).” (Imitation of Christ, p. 119.)
St. Alphonsus Liguori (c. 1760): “How many are born among the pagans, among the Jews, among the Mohammedans and heretics, and all are lost.” (Sermons)
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