The true sacred, which is synonymous with the Reign of God, is of an entirely different order and significance. On the level of experience, the true sacred always reveals that: God is One and for all. God is sovereign to any group ownership or personal manipulation. God is available as free gift and not through sacrificing another. God needs no victims and creates no victims. Jesus personifies this type of God and speaks defiantly in defense of such a God.
—from the book Jesus’ Alternative Plan: The Sermon on the Mount
by Richard Rohr, OFM