Saturday, July 30, 2016


Joseph Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI)
If there were such a thing as a loneliness that could no longer be penetrated and transformed by the word of another; if a state of abandonment were to arise that was so deep that no "You" could reach into it any more, then we should have real, total loneliness and dreadfulness, what theology calls "hell".

--Josef Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI), Introduction to Christianity, 1968