« To come to know God — the true God —
means to receive hope. »
« Anyone who does not know God, even though he may entertain all kinds of hopes,
is ultimately without hope, without the great hope that sustains the whole of life (cf. Eph 2:12).
Man's great, true hope which holds firm in spite of all disappointments can only be God
— God who has loved us and who continues to love us “to the end”. »
Benedict XVI, Spe salvi, n° 3 et 27.