The essence of God’s forgiveness lies in His word and in His mystery.
Because although God sends us the message, it is our task to decipher it.
Because when we open our arms, the earth takes in only a hollow and senseless shell.
Far away now is the soul in its eternal glory.
Because it is in pain that we find the meaning of life and the state of grace that we lose when we are born.
Because God in His infinite wisdom puts the solution in our hands.
And because it is only in His physical presence that the place He occupies in our souls is reaffirmed.
From “Pan’s Labyrinth”