Only Where God Is Seen Does Life Truly Begin

It is really so: the purpose of our lives is to reveal God to men. And only where God is seen does life truly begin. Only when we meet the living God in Christ do we know what life is. We are not some casual and meaningless product of evolution. Each of us is the result of a thought of God. Each of us is willed, each of us is loved, each of us is necessary. There is nothing more beautiful than to be surprised by the Gospel, by the encounter with Christ. There is nothing more beautiful than to know Him and to speak to others of our friendship with Him.

(Homily of his holiness Pope Benedict XVI. St. Peter’s Square Sunday, 24 April 2005)

 

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The Wise Men Step softly, under snow or rain,    To find the place where men can pray;The way is all so very plain    That we may lose the way.Oh, we have learnt to peer and pore    On tortured puzzles from our youth,We know all the labyrinthine lore,We are the three...

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