Thursday, January 12, 2017

QUOTATION: Beautiful Losers?

Joseph Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI)
When you stand on the side of God, you do not necessarily stand on the side of success. Good fortune often seems to pamper precisely the cynics. How are we to understand this? The psalmist finds the answer by standing before God, in whose presence he grasps the ultimate insignificance of material wealth and success and recognizes what is truly necessary and what brings salvation.
--Joseph Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI), Milestones: Memoirs 1927-1977