2 Corinthians 3:16-18 “Whenever, though, they turn to face God as Moses did, God removes the veil and there they are—face-to-face! They suddenly recognize that God is a living, personal presence, not a piece of chiseled stone. And when God is personally present, a living Spirit, that old, constricting legislation is recognized as obsolete. We’re free of it! All of us! Nothing between us and God, our faces shining with the brightness of his face. And so we are transfigured much like the Messiah, our lives gradually becoming brighter and more beautiful as God enters our lives and we become like him.”
—The Message translation
We are doing this (way of educating young people) because we want to see God, unveiled and beautiful. And we hope, moreover, that our children will see our Almighty Father as HE is — creator, maker of all things historical and lovely, the one who orders the universe, mathematically, scientifically, geographically.
In the world, when we choose to see someone for who she really is and dare to look behind the mask that keeps her safe from over-vulnerability in a unsafe world of pain, loneliness, and forever seeking, then we can begin to love her.
It is much the same with our Father.
Except, in our seeking, we are the ones who have to take off our masks to see. Out of deep, searching, sorting-through-baggage trust will our love grow for God. That trust and love will change us.
We are doing this for transformation.