Christianity does not consist of respecting external norms, but rather of penetrating the mystery of God, Pope Benedict XVI said on February 12, 2010, when he met with some 200 seminarian students of the Diocese of Rome at the Chapel of the Major Roman Seminary.
According to the Zenit website, the Pope delivered a "lectio divina" centered on the parable of the vine and the branches (John 15:1-8),which he said "speaks indirectly, but profoundly, of the sacrament, of the calling, of being in the vineyard of the Lord and being servants of His mystery."
He explained that the vine is an Old Testament image that serves to indicate the People of God: "God planted a vine in this world. God cultivated this vine, His vine; He protected His vine."
Pope Benedict concluded that true justice itself is no longer revealed as "obedience to some norms," but as "the creative love that finds by itself the richness and abundance of good;" as "living in creativity of the love with Christ and in Christ," of a love penetrated by "dynamism."