No matter what WE do, we will never bridge the gap between the Divine and the human. Only in the Divinity of Jesus, the perfect man, can we hope to climb the ladder to God.
"The wrath of God is indeed being revealed from heaven against every impiety and wickedness of those who suppress the truth by their wickedness." Romans 1:16-25
There is a strain of Humanist philosophy, and psychology, which views human nature as naturally endowed with goodness. There is some truth to this both biblically and historically. For we are made in 'the image and likeness of God,' and the arts, architecture, sciences, and philanthropic activities of men and women, for centuries, have proven some tangible good in the purely human enterprise. But humanists miss the point of the Biblical division between divinity and humanity in man's fall from grace (Eden--original sin), and God's overwhelming Mercy towards undeserving sinners like us in the unfathomable (and eternal) Love act in the Crucified Lord Jesus.
"Day pours out the word to day, and night to night imparts knowledge. Not a word nor a discourse whose voice is not heard..." Psalm 19:2-5
So men and women go about (noisily) living. Living partly good, partly bad. God, however, stealthily goes about the world He Created, gracing His beloved creatures back towards Himself in Love and Truth. Sometimes we sinners perceive, and we repent and Live. Sometimes we either deny Him in sin, or remain (comfortably) numb to God in our worldly ways. Either way, God continues His work of salvation--within and without His Church. For Salvation history is the drama of this (sometimes) dual reality.
"The Lord said to him, 'Oh you Pharisees! Although you cleanse the outside of the cup and the dish, inside you are filled with plunder and evil. You fools! Did not the maker of the outside also make the inside?'" Luke 11:37-41
Of greater consequence than the outside world of phenomena is the interior reality of the soul. In this salvation history drama, taking place in our society, there is the ultimate drama of the exterior life of the man and woman of the world, and the interior calling of the Spirit of God in their hearts, minds, and consciences. Sinners like you and I tend toward inner selfishness through outer, shallow activity. God, on the other hand, calls us to outer communion with Himself, and His Creation, through inner intimacy with His Spirit of Love, Mercy, and Peace. Men and women dry up inside through dissipation in the emptiness of the world. Saints, on the other hand, fill themselves with Living Water when they seek God as oasis inside the arid emptiness of the sinful self--therefore moving outward not in foolish endeavors, but in self-giving Love, re-acquiring the original goodness the Humanists faintly appreciate.
So, why the silly title? Would the Nazarene, in all His inner richness, really need to remodel the exterior design of His Father? I know, answering a question with a question is a real bummer, but, think about it, do we really Love what God has given us, in ourselves, to the point of self-acceptance (the first step in accepting others, not to mention the first step in thankfulness to God)?
Oops! I used another question.