Pope Benedict's Message to German TV–We must again develop the capacity to perceive God

None of this is religious tourism and much less a “show.” The motto of these days tells us what it is: “Where God is, there is a future.” It must focus on the fact that God returns to our world, this God who often seems totally absent, of whom we have dire need.

Perhaps you will ask me: “But does God exist? And if he exists, does he care about us? Can we reach him?” It is true of course that we cannot put God on the table, we cannot touch him like a utensil or take him in hand like any object. We must again develop the capacity to perceive God, a capacity that exists in us.

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