Simple adoration … immediate relationship to God.
The disinterested character of simple adoration is man’s highest possibility; it alone forms his true and final liberation.
The Christian sacrifice is nothing other than the exodus of the soul that abandons itself, a process perfected in the man who is all exodus, all self-surpassing love.
The fundamental principle of Christian worship is consequently this movement of exodus … delivery of the “I” and therefore of the creature man to God.
- Ratzinger, Joseph Cardinal. Introduction To Christianity. (pp288-289)