"Dear Brothers and Sisters, Today we explore the mysterious ways in which God comes to meet us, in order to share with us his life and his glory.
"In his love for man, God always goes in search of him, even when man is indifferent or hostile: "Man then responds by seeking God: sensing that God loves him, he begins to love in return. And so begins the ceaseless interaction between God's initiative and man's response, which we find in universal religious experience, but especially in the Bible.
"God never abandons those whom he has created, yet at the same time we must respond to him. Christ knocks at the door, but we must open to him, if we wish to come with him to the Father's house.
"In accepting the embrace of God which comes to us in Jesus, we are able to embrace others as our brothers and sisters.
"And in this experience of love, both divine and human, we find salvation and eternal joy."