Saturday, March 24, 2007

The Spring of True Joy

God loves us. He is the spring of true joy. Because even when one has all that one wants, one may still be unhappy. On the other hand, one may be deprived of everything, including freedom or health, and still feel peace and joy, if God is within our heart. And so that is the secret; God must always occupy first place in our life. And Jesus has revealed to us the true face of God.
-- Pope Benedict XVI
Address to Detainees at the Penal Institute for Minors in Casal del Marmo, Rome
March 18, 2007

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