When talking to children about our grand destiny as human beings, I speak about the Good News as an invitation from Jesus to be a part of God’s family both here in time and in eternity. If we respond with a NO to this invitation, we choose to go to the nasty place that nobody likes to think about. If we respond with a YES, then we choose heaven. I speak about two ways we can say YES. A big YES gets us to heaven directly; a small YES gets us there finally but first we must be purified in purgatory. In purgatory our small YES grows into a big YES. We pray for our dead so that if they are in purgatory they will be helped by our intercession.