If God were to present Himself in front of His people, as he does everyday, in His Real Presence in the Eucharist, in the person of His priest in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, and through His written word in sacred Scripture, this is what he would tell us right now!
In this world there are three kinds of people, and two paths! There are selfish people, incongruent and divided people, and consecrated saints! And there are two paths, driven by two opposing--yet unequal in power--spiritual forces, which lead up to heaven and down to hell. Holiness moves from selfishness, through incongruent guilt--to repentance, to consecration to God--like the thief who stole heaven, and Saul who fell up to St. Paul! Damnation, however, grovels downward from God's abundant Mercy, through the incongruence of a dying conscience, to the very gates of selfish hell! Like Judas, who sold golden Jesus for thirty pieces of silver, and Satan, who hoarded his great light all the way to hell!
Holiness...the path upward! http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/07386a.htm
The first person exemplifies what Archbishop Fulton J Sheen stated: 'Boundless liberty is boundless tyranny!' For love of oneself and deification of oneself leads to slavery to oneself! The second person is either a worm in metamorphosis, struggling in grace to become a butterfly of love, or a forever fractured, fluttering, lost soul. This second person is still to definitively choose their path. The third person perceives the worm in the mirror, but ever so dimly, sees the Christ in his, or her, reflection...purely by gift, not by self-effort. And this realization produces abundant gratitude into holiness--which is living love.
Perceiving God's Image in the mirror: http://www.newadvent.org/library/docs_jp02vs.htm
The first person is the product of the world. Relativism, utilitarianism, pragmatism, atheism, secularism, socialism, pelagian-ism, and every ism inspired by Satan, has them bound unto spiritual blindness and deafness to the resounding word of God's Mercy. The second person is caught in the same web spun by the devil's minions in the world! Many are Catholic! And everyone has been the second person at least once in their lives! Everyone needs prayers, especially the second person, still alive, though faintly, like a flickering flame, to the grace of Almighty God. The third person, is whom, we, the second person strive for! There are a few of these third person's on earth, but you wouldn't know it by their personal account, since they are so very humble! But there is a Communion of them to pray to in heaven!
Heavenly brothers and sisters! http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/04171a.htm