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“To Christians the divine presence beneath their creed and sacraments invites them not to hide or barter but to explore more and more the breadth and depth of ‘grace’… God’s grace meets the longing of the person and makes history, without fully ending secularity or overcoming sinfulness. Mature theology begins from the point of departure of a godly God, a divine being who is not an angry judge or a watching failure but a being whose revelation points not to a sectarianism of salvation but to a universality of love in the format of history. Here there is a return to the eschatological, future direction of Christian origins: grace has been reoriented towards salvation, and God’s will is powerful, intent on saving all.”

– Thomas F. O’Meara, O.P., GOD IN THE WORLD (2007)