Today I thought I’d share with you some words from Pope Benedict XVI. Here are excerpts of his address, given on December 1, 2010, in Paul VI Hall:
“If God is supremely good and wise, why does evil and the suffering of the innocent exist? Saints as well, precisely the saints, ask themselves this question. Enlightened by faith, they give us an answer that opens our heart to trust and hope: In the mysterious designs of Providence, even from evil, God draws a greater good, as [Saint] Julian of Norwich writes: ‘I learned by the grace of God that I must remain firmly in the faith, and hence I must firmly and perfectly believe that all will end well.’”
“Yes, dear brothers and sisters, God’s promises are always greater than our hopes. If we entrust to God, to his immense love, the most pure and most profound desires of our heart, we will never be disappointed.”
Open your heart to God. Bring him your desires. His love for you is more vast, more tender and more enduring than we can ever imagine.
And the Lord said, “If you had faith like a mustard seed, you would say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and be planted in the sea’; and it would obey you.” – Luke 17: 6