Auntie Joanna has picked up on this excellent quote of Pope Benedict XVI in the Faith Magazine:
"...we proclaim Jesus of Nazareth Lord and Christ, Crucified and Risen, Sovereign of time and of history, in the glad certainty that this truth coincides with the deepest expectations of the human heart..."
The Holy Father never ceases to amaze me. He is verily a theologian in the all-encompassing sense of that term. What he has just said is rather reminiscent of what Tolkien said of the Blessed Sacrament in my previous post too.
Oremus pro beatissimo Papa nostro Benedicto, ut Deus et Dominus noster, qui elegit eum in ordine episcopatus, salvum, atque incolumen custodiat Ecclesiae suae sanctae, ad regendum populum sanctum Dei.