A Personal God Governs The Stars
"It is not the elemental spirits of the universe, the laws of matter, which ultimately govern the world and mankind, but that is, a personal God governs the stars, the universe; it is not the laws of matter and of evolution that have the final say, but reason, will, love—a Person. And if we know this Person and he knows us, then truly the inexorable power of material elements no longer has the last word; we are not slaves of the universe and of its laws, we are free. In ancient times, honest enquiring minds were aware of this. Heaven is not empty. Life is not a simple product of laws and the randomness of matter, but within everything and at the same time above everything, there is a personal will, there is a Spirit who in Jesus has revealed himself as Love."
Pope Benedict XVI in Spe Salvi
Labels: Pope Benedict