"No one can look at God and at the reality of the world with undivided gaze
as long as God and the world are torn apart.
Despite all efforts to prevent it the eyes still wander from one to the other.
Only because there is one place
where God and the reality of the world are reconciled with each other,
at which God and humanity have become one,
is it possible, there and there alone,
to fix ones eyes on God and that world together at the same time.
This place does not lie somewhere beyond reality in the realm of ideas.
It lies in the midst of history as a divine miracle.
It lies in Jesus Christ the reconciler of the world."
Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Ethics.