~from My Utmost For His Highest by Oswald Chambers at utmost.org
--A shadow on the wall.
--A kind fatherly voice, from another room in the house.
--The sound of footsteps.
--Steam rising off a cup of coffee.
--A memory of his anger, from long ago.
For now, the veil enfolds our minds and our senses but this will not always be the case (1st Corinthians 13:11-13). This Great Divorce even affects our sense of self and other. Because we reside in these physical bodies, our Beatific Vision of God is distorted, fragmented, confused, dark, faint. The Christian saint has closed his eyes underneath the veil because he knows his true spiritual sight is hindered by it. He accepts his temporary blindness because he is anticipating the moment he sees not in part but in full, knows as he is known.