Purgatory is not somewhere between Heaven and Hell for average people. It’s an important place where many need to go for particular reasons before we enter eternal beatitude, before we enter Heaven and we’re before God face-to-face forever. One reason I can say I’m very happy to talk about purgatory and why I’m happy to go to purgatory is because purgatory is temporal. It’s not eternal.
You’re not there forever. My children have asked, “If you go to purgatory could you end up in Hell?” and the answer is, “No.” If you go to purgatory—and this is the exciting thing about purgatory— you are destined, you are certain for Heaven. And knowing that, you will have joy in purgatory.