The road that leads to heaven

When Father Antonio was asked if the road of sacrifice led to heaven, he replied:

'There are two roads of sacrifice. The first is that taken by the man who mortifies his flesh and does penance because he believes that we are all damned. This man feels guilty and judges himself unworthy to be happy. He will get nowhere, because God does not live in guilt. The second is that taken by the man who, knowing that the world is not as perfect as we would all like, nevertheless prays, does penance and gives his time and labour to improving his surroundings. He understands that the word "sacrifice" comes from "sacro oficio" - holy work or service. The Divine Presence helps him all the time and he will be rewarded in Heaven.'