The Church …
According to Romano Guardini:
… the specific task that the church has been given to fulfill: to reconcile Christ’s demands (which seem to exceed human strength), with man’s present possibilities; to create a pass, a bridge between them: to come to our aid.
… behind the Church’s attitude, lies a profound sense of realism, a will to Christianize that begins with the possible in order to end on the peaks of sanctity. (The Lord, 96,97)