The entrance to heaven
“The gate of heaven is very low; we must lower ourselves greatly in order to enter.
Consider who they are who enter in most easily:
The humble, because they are overlooked.
The obedient, because they lower themselves daily.
The poor, because they possess nothing.
The pure in heart, because they are not attached to anything.
Patient souls, because daily suffering, borne with resignation, has made them bend under the fatherly hand of the Lord.
Lastly, charitable souls, because they despoil themselves in order to give to others.”
– Laverty & Sons (eds), 1905