We have to learn again and again that God does not display his power in a worldly way. Otherwise he would not have let his Son be crucified. Goda’s grace is not the salary for our good conduct. The opposite is true: our good conduct is an act of gratitude towards the preceding grace. Therefore, we do not earn the love of God through our pious and virtuous acts. The love of God makes us discover our real status as sinful men and women.