Sorry I did not post anything at all last week. My kids were on Easter break, my parents were in town and I was enjoying not having anything in particular to do. Today, just something quick from Lewis.
If the happiness of a creature lies in self-surrender, no one can make that surrender but himself (though many can help him to make it) and he may refuse. I would pay any price to be able to say truthfully 'All will be saved.' But my reason retorts, 'Without their will, or with it?' If I say 'Without their will' I at once perceive a contradiction; how can the supreme voluntary act of self-surrender be involuntary? If I say 'With their will,' my reason replies 'How if they will not give in?'
The Problem of Pain, by C.S. Lewis