We traverse this world by using our five senses. It would be natural to attempt to interact with God in the same manner. But God dwells, not on the surface of our life, but deep in our soul, beneath the senses.

We do not traverse this world by sight or senses but faith and instinct. It is when we feel God the least that God has come the closest. For he inhabits our very soul beneath the senses, protecting and preserving us.

Once in a while God’s grace overflows into the realm of our senses and we feel what Ignatius calls a consolation. But it is precisely the grace of God that dulls our senses perception of God so we are not consumed with eternity.