"What is important for all people, what makes their life significant, is the knowledge they are loved. The person in a difficult situation will hold on if he knows, Someone is waiting for me, someone wants me and needs me. God is there first and loves me. And that is the trustworthy ground on which my life is standing and on which I myself can construct it."
--Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger (Benedict XVI), God and the World (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2002), pp. 26-27