Keeping both feet on the ground
Pope Benedict is a lovely homilist. This is taken from from the homily he delivered in Spain, at the World Meeting of Families:
Esther’s father had passed on to her… the memory of God the Father, who chose a people for himself and who acts in history for our salvation. The memory of this Father sheds light on our deepest human identity: where we come from, who we are, and how great is our dignity. Certainly we come from our parents and we are their children, but we also come from God who has created us in his image and called us to be his children. Consequently, at the origin of every human being there is not something haphazard or chance, but a loving plan of God. This was revealed to us by Jesus Christ, the true Son of God and a perfect man. He knew whence he came and whence all of us have come: from the love of his Father and our Father.
Whispers in the Loggia has more, and some good pictures to boot. It’s a homily and not a sermon, which means it isn’t very long – so go on, don’t be shy.