Note: A soul in purgatory can do nothing to actively help her situation, and is not, by her own powers, making reparations. Instead, the soul waits upon God’s activity and His timing that the soul longingly desires have done to it. It is God who, alone, is repairing their worthless lives. To use a bad analogy, akin to a mechanic restoring a rusted-out broken-down truck. The longing of the soul for the obtainment of God is of greater suffering than the fires of purgation and increases in intensity the closer the soul is to complete purgation. It should not be understood that an “abandoned soul” is abandoned without hope, but rather possesses both hope and knowledge of the eventuality of the obtainment of God. — PPP