The Scholasticism valued the person, who can be profoundly transformed by salvation; so, we are able to do good acts by grace which heals, elevates and allows us for supernatural acts.
Despite Luther’s objections, the Council of Trent confirmed grace as an inner gift granted by God for the merits of Jesus Christ, which makes us righteous.
Benedict XVI pointed out that with the Faith a rule of conduct must be observed as a living morality and not as an abstract code.
Reconciliation with God takes place by pure grace of God, in a judgment that shows the gravity of sin.
Christ, the only one who has fulfilled the whole law, suffered the death of the sinner for us sinners to destroy the curse of the law; in the undeserved abandonment on the cross He continued to love God.
Reconciliation originates in God and in His love; thus, the cross shows and expresses the will for salvation.