Consider this quote:
Why is this choice so hard? Most of us say we desire salvation. So why is it so difficult to choose the way of the Holy Spirit? Pope Francis answers that question as well:
Why do people "have their hearts closed to salvation?". The Pope said it is because “we are afraid of salvation. We need it, but we are afraid" because when the Lord comes "to save us we have to give everything. He is in charge! And we are afraid of this" because "we want control of ourselves". He added that in order to understand "these new commandments," we need the freedom that "is born of the Holy Spirit, who saves us, who comforts us" and is "the giver of life"C.S. Lewis also covered this topic as well in his book, The Great Divorce. If you have not read it yet, add it to your summer reading list.