“For good is attributed to God, as was said in the preceding article, inasmuch as all desired perfections flow from Him as from the first cause.” - Saint Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologiae, Iaq.6a.2
How many times have you heard people say that they would not want to be in heaven if certain of their friends and loved ones were not there with them to enjoy the perfect bliss and happiness of God’s presence? Indeed, are we not all a bit uneasy with the fact that those whom we love so dearly and tenderly on this earth may not enjoy the rewards of eternity with God?
These are all very legitimate concerns and the desire to be with our loved ones in heaven should spur us on to two things: greater sanctity in our life so that the fire of charity burning in our soul may lead others to union with God and, secondly, a greater courage to speak the truth in love. We must speak the truth to those who find themselves in dangerous situations vis-à-vis their salvation. E.g. Catholics who do not believe that Jesus Christ is truly, really and substantially present in the Most Holy Eucharist, Catholics who are sexually active with anyone except their spouse, Catholics who support practices such as abortion, contraception and euthanasia, etc... We need to speak with great clarity, truthfulness while being humble and gentle with the weaknesses of our brothers and sisters.