Garrigou on how, by revelation, man is conformed to God, not God to man. When revealing, God remains the origin, measure, and end of his revelation.

"God demands that we grow. When he reveals himself to us, he seeks, in a way, to divinize us and not to be annihilated within us."
"When he gives himself, he is not content with providing for our needs: with assuring our moral life, with satisfying our religious sentiment, with suggesting new results to our intellect, with aiding us in developing our own personality."
"He loves us above everything that we can conceive and desire, to the point of willing to associate us with his intimate life, to lead us, little by little, to see him as he sees himself and to love him as he loves himself."
"His goal is not to exercise a vivifying influence over the entire body of knowledge. His aims are infinitely higher."
"If we choose not to take up this supernatural perspective concerning God, preferring to halt at the contemporary needs of a number of souls, then we in reality will thereby wish to understand nothing about the meaning or scope of revelation."
"On the contrary, if we wish to seek to know God as he deserves and as he ordains, for his own sake, then this knowledge will appear fruitful to us, not like a useful means but like an ultimate cause and ultimate end."

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