The greatest good is God: Boethius learned and now teaches us not to succumb to fatalism, which extinguishes hope. He teaches us that fate does [not] govern our lives — Providence does and Providence has a face. You can speak to Providence because Providence is God.
Pope Benedict XVI spoke yesterday about the two ancient Christian writers, Boethius and Cassiodorus.
1500 years after they lived and died, these two witnesses are still guiding us to Christ.
[I think I found a typo in the translation. The English translation from the Vatican does not include the “not” above; I don’t believe it makes sense without it.]