based on Church Dogmatics IV.1 paragraph 52.2
We believe that we cannot reconcile ourselves with God. We can only contradict God. We cannot convert ourselves to God. We can only oppose God. We cannot make ourselves friends with God. We can only be out of harmony with God.
We believe that in the suffering and dying of God in his Son, Jesus Christ that reconciliation took place, that conversion was made, that friendship was established. We live without contradiction, opposition, or disharmony, all because of what God has done. Amen