That is what mortals misunderstand. They say of some temporal suffering, “No future bliss can make up for it” not knowing that Heaven, once attained, will work backwards and turn even that agony into a glory.

C.S. Lewis (via blissfulbeardsdoitbest)

from The Great Divorce (p.67); the narrator is discussing how mortal people view heaven and hell with his “guide” George MacDonald.