When a sunbeam falls on a transparent
substance, the substance itself becomes brilliant, and radiates light from
itself. So, too, Spirit-bearing souls illumined by Him, finally become
spiritual themselves, and their grace is sent forth to others.
From this comes knowledge of the future,
understanding of mysteries, apprehension of hidden things, distribution of
wonderful gifts, heavenly citizenship, a place in the choir of angels,
endless joy in the presence of God, becoming like God and, the highest of
all desires, becoming God.
St. Basil the Great