At the start of C.S. Lewis’ book, The Great Divorce, we see an omnibus stop and people who are choosing to take a ride from where they are (hell) to heaven, where they will be given a chance to submit to the will of God, to release their sinful desires and remain in paradise. In this quote the narrator is asking his guide about those who never choose to make the trip at all. The guide’s response is that we all have free will, and that God allows us the choice, even should we choose to remain in our sin and perish.
‘But what of the poor Ghosts who never get into the omnibus at all?’ ‘Everyone who wishes it does. Never fear. There are only two kinds of people in the end: those who say to God, “Thy will be done,” and those to whom God says, in the end, “Thy will be done.” All that are in Hell choose it. … No soul that seriously and constantly desires joy will ever miss it. Those who seek find. To those who knock, it is opened.’