There are so many great points in the Pope's inaugural homily! Here is one of the most outstanding:
"It is really so: the purpose of our lives is to reveal God to men. And only where God is seen does life truly begin. Only when we meet the living God in Christ do we know what life is. We are not some casual and meaningless product of evolution. Each of us is the result of a thought of God. Each of us is willed, each of us is loved, each of us is necessary. There is nothing more beautiful than to be surprised by the Gospel, by the encounter with Christ. There is nothing more beautiful than to know Him and to speak to others of our friendship with Him. The task of the shepherd, the task of the fisher of men, can often seem wearisome. But it is beautiful and wonderful, because it is truly a service to joy, to God's joy which longs to break into the world."
"Each of us is the result of a thought of God." I love that; it's just so great. It reminds me of something St. Thomas said, that God loves us into being. God doesn't love us because we're good, but we're good because God loves us. Before God loved us, we were nothing. We came into being only because God, in loving us, put goodness into us and created us.
It's a great thing to meditate on, that even sin can't make God stop loving us.