Seeing God the Father – Patristics

“Through knowledge and the gift of a divine vision, the Father leads those to whom He decides to give His divine grace towards the Son. When He receives them, the Son gives them life and to those whose own nature destined them to corruption He adds His own good grace, and pouring into them, as upon sparks of fire, the life-giving power of the Holy Spirit and transforming them utterly into immortality” (Cyril of Alexandria. Commentary on the Gospel of John 4, [Jn 6.40], PG 73.545A).