This will be very brief.
This morning I was thinking about what Pope Benedict XVI's most enduring legacy will be. Having followed his papacy closely and having read a lot of what he has written and said as pope, I think he's been remarkably consistent in two primary things, from which stem everything else one can say of his pontificate.
First, he has taught us time and again that faith is not a set of rules or propositions as much as it is an encounter, a personal relationship, with the unchanging and living God Who Is.
Second, he has reminded us that this God has a Name and a Face - Jesus of Nazareth.
All other teachings of his flow from these. Liturgical reform, Scriptural exegesis, lectio divina, love of neighbor, hermeneutic of reform in continuity with tradition as a means of understanding the Second Vatican Council properly... you name it. With that, I don't think there's anything left to say, except, "Thank you, Lord, for Pope Benedict XVI."