“If someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent."
The rich man begged to go back and warn those he loved in life to repent of sin and come back to a Godly way of life so that they would not suffer as he did, watching the poor man Lazarus enjoying heavenly bliss from his place of torment as he was forced to do.
What a grace it would be for us to be given a vision of hell and its torments so that our desire to not go there would motivate us to love God more so as to be with Him for eternity! But God is love, and love must be free in order to be itself. This is one reason why we have the sacred liturgy of the Mass: together as God’s people and one with Christ we learn to love God and to be love by Him more and more throughout our lives. Come to holy Mass faithfully on Sundays and on other occasions if able.
Jesus Christ is the one risen “from the dead” to whom we listen, especially as He speaks in love through the sacrament of the Eucharist, now and forever.
Then Abraham said, 'If they will not listen to Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded if someone should rise from the dead.'"