Profound Insight

 “Love is the soul’s true nourishment, yet this food which of all substances we most need is not something we can produce for ourselves. One must wait for it. The only way to make absolutely certain that one will not receive it is to insist on procuring it by oneself. To accept the pattern of love over the pattern of power . . . is the highest human activity of which we are capable.” 

                                                                              (Ratzinger, Eschatology, p. 96 ff.)