A central religious mystery that is not often enough emphasized is that God is the alpha and omega in the same stroke.   God did not create the world at the 'beginning of time', nor is the world drawing towards God at the 'end of time'.  These are not two separate things; they’re the same.  God is simply a singularity, an attactor, a retroactive futurity hovering over the world; God is the reason for the world, its cause and goal in the same stroke, the Aristotelian 'final cause'.   Eternally the end and the beginning, the 'end' in the sense of terminus and the sense of goal simultaneously.  

Aquinas states that theology is the queen of the sciences, and he is correct - however he did not understand that theology is music.  Music is privileged access to God's nature, because when God is born at the end of history, this will be the same as the entire world becoming music (a self-causing existence that is the same as its own essence, composing, performing and improvising upon itself all in one stroke).   Aquinas believed that philosophy depends upon divine revelation, positing God as a source of genuine knowledge that cannot be discovered rationally.  Again, he is correct, but only if we understand that God simply is music, or that music is a window into God's nature, with the 'truth' that is revealed being nothing other than the particular joy and striving that music is and activates in the soul of the listener, composer or performer.