In the Scriptures a veil means separation. Even in the most loving of relationships great distance and separation can open up. This is true of human relationships and is certainly true of our relationship to God. How can we close the gaps in our relationship to God when they develop?
We love creatures too much and God to little, ourselves too much and God too little.
Peter Kreeft (b. 1937)
In no time or place could it be wrong for a person to love God with his whole heart and his whole soul and his whole mind.
St Augustine (354-430 AD)
We see the world of mankind to be exceedingly busy and active, and the affections of men are the springs of the motion.
Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758)
The love of God and the love of the world are two affections, not merely in a state of rivalry, but in a state of enmity – and that so irreconcilable, that they cannot dwell together in the same heart.
Thomas Chalmers (1780-1847)
Old disordered loves will remain intact until new reordered loves arrive to drive them out and take their place.
Prof. David K. Naugle, Dallas Baptist University
I was there when they crucified my Lord,
I held the scabbard when the soldier drew his sword,
I threw the dice when they pierced his side,
But I’ve seen love conquer the great divide.
B.B. King (1925-2015), When Love Comes To Town