"God uses his power differently from the way human rulers use power. His power is that of sharing in love and in suffering, and the true face of God is shown, indeed, in suffering. In suffering, God bears and shares the burden of the injustice of the world, so that in our very darkest hours, we may be sure that God is then closest to us."
--Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger (Benedict XVI), God and the World (Ignatius Press, 2002), pp. 338-339