Meeting the Divine Light – 10

“The light of the intelligence is different from that which is perceived by the senses; in effect, the sensible light reveals to us objects proper to our senses, whereas the intellectual light serves to manifest the truth which is in the thoughts. Consequently, sight and intelligence do not perceive one and the same light, but it is proper to each of these two faculties to act according to their natures and within their limits. However, when those who are worthy of it receive grace and spiritual and supernatural strength, they perceive by their senses as well as by their intelligence that which is above all sense and all intellect . . . How? That is not known except by God and by those who have had experience of His grace” (Hagioritic Tome, P. G. 150, col. 1229D).