The Revelation Print
By Benedict XVI to Peter Seewald in LIGHT OF THE WORLD   
Monday, 06 December 2010

What really counts? What is authentic? What keeps us going? The key thing is to see what is simple. Why shouldn’t God be capable of letting a virgin give birth, too? Why shouldn’t Christ be able to rise from the dead? Of course when I myself determine what is allowed to exist and isn’t, when I define the boundaries of possibility, and no one else, then of course phenomena like these have to be excluded. It is an act of intellectual arrogance for us to declare that they are internally contradictory or absurd and, for that reason, impossible. . . . The message of Christ and the Church puts credible knowledge about God within our reach. God wanted to enter into the world. God didn’t want us to have only a distant inkling of him through physics and mathematics. He wanted to show himself to us.