[Sorry for the interruption. Fourth of July weekend, etc. Continuing selections from the collection, Pensieri su Paolo by Pope Benedict XVI.]
"The theme 'God' is essential. St. Paul says in the Letter to the Ephesians, "Remember that at that time you were ... without hope and without God. Now, however, in Christ Jesus, you, who at one time were far away, have come close.' (Eph. 2:12-13). Thus life has a sense (direction) which guides me even in difficulty. Therefore, we need to return to God the Creator, to God who is the creative reason, and then, to find Christ, who is the living Face of God." Discourse, 2-Feb-2007.