May the merciful Lord grants us understanding so that we may serve Him better. In my ignorance I have trouble finding the appeal that Heaven/Paradise/Abraham's Bosom holds for many dear children of God. In brief, here are the 3 reasons (please forgive any presupposing): Citizens of Heaven do not give help to those who are suffering. This indicates no compassion. No compassion indicates low spiritual growth. Citizens of Heaven still differentiate between them and others. This indicates 'ego' (I mean a sense of identifying yourself with one thing/body/state to exclusion of all else). Ego will sooner or later breed discontentment. An everlasting life which contains discontentment could be a definition of hell. Citizens of Heaven all have the same level of joy or pleasure. This indicates unfairness. Unfairness is not a Godly characteristic. In humility I cannot but think then that there must be levels of 'Heavens'. With higher levels containing citizens who have lower ego, and greater joy and compassion (and an ability to manifest that compassion to suffering beings). Should we not then see a responsibility resting on us who have been touched by the grace of the merciful Lord to put shoulder to the wheel in growing spiritually day by day (rather that, say, sitting in front of computers reading internet forums)? Thank you for your time in reading and helping another learn. May all find peace in our Lord and Savior. P.S. Pity you cannot change the list numbers' color.