EWTN Catholic Q&A
Entering heaven
Question from Karin Avery on 12-27-2012:

Why is it harder for people who are attached to worldly things to enter heaven?

Answer by Richard Geraghty on 02-17-2013:

Dear Karin,

The choice that God gave our first parents was either to enjoy this earth by being grateful to HIM the creator or to possess the earth for themselves without being grateful to God. Those who are only attached to this earth reject God its creator or just ignore Him. They would not be happy with just Him in heaven.

Dr. Geraghty