God works through men; that is why He created them, to unfold His scheme for the world. We remember that God had to become a man to save mankind.
Miracles need not be showy - St Athanasios and St Cyril of Alexandria, if you read their writings, show themselves to be arrogant men, hungry for power. Yet the doctrines they fought for we still hold today, though the one has been dead almost a thousand years and the other close to nine hundred. Is that not something of a miracle?
- extract from Agent of Byzantium by Harry Turtledove