How Our Father manifests Himself – Patristics

“God permits Himself to be seen face-to-face, not in enigmas . . . He becomes attached to those worthy as is a soul to its body, to its own members; that He unites Himself to them to the extent of dwelling completely in them, so that they too dwell entirely in Him, that ‘through the Son, the Spirit is poured out in abundance on us’ . . . [Thus] God allows Himself to be seen according to His deifying gift and energy, the grace of adoption, the uncreated deification, the enhypostatic illumination . . . This grace is in fact a relationship, albeit not a natural one, yet it is at the same time beyond relationship, not only by virtue of being supernatural, but also qua relationship” (Gregory Palamas, in The triads).