A friend once told me a joke that illustrates, in reverse, a question that has always puzzled me.
Teresa of Calcutta dies. Jesus embraces her and says, “Welcome to Heaven! You have served Me well. Come enjoy the Supper of the Lamb!” He serves her a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
She says, “Lord, I don’t want to seem ungrateful, but, after all my sacrifice, I had kind of expected more of a Heavenly banquet?”
“With only two people, why bother to cook?”
People speculate about whether Hell is “empty,” or near-empty, but what if Heaven is? St. Teresa of Avila says somewhere that God only needs two Saints in the world to have the Church. What if the few thousand people recognized as Beati and Saints are really the only people in Heaven?
Would that mean Christ’s sacrifice was in vain?
What is the Devil’s “goal”? Does it really think it can “win”?