The rationalistic opposition between freedom and morality (2/2)
An ante-litteram opposition to rationalism is poetically enunciated by St. John of the Cross in the VII Romance, in which the purpose of creation is presented as the gift of a bride that the Father proposes to the Son.
Humanity is called to serve as the bride and the Christ Bride accepts the gift and takes responsibility for helping and adorning her with grace, before presenting her to the Father.
Such providential and merciful divine will of responsibility for man, can be read as the intention to act, guard, preserve and save a good to maintain ownership.
In this sense, we are creatures, the vineyard, that the Lord did not intend to abandon, indeed claims it, acting in the world and in history for the salvation of His creatures.