Why is God invisible?
Practically speaking, “God” is a concept. Conceptually, “God”, in its Essence, is beyond physical incarnation, beyond mental conception.
But is there a philosophical wisdom in the “invisibility” of God?
Free will and faith are central to the answer to this question.
Free will denotes a choice – an effort, or volition, to move in a chosen direction.
Faith is a choice, although some feel so compelled to believe that they feel as if there is no choice. But faith comes from within.
To choose to cultivate divine virtue and to suppress selfish ego – this is an act of faith, and the cultivation of faith and the development of divine attributes are essential for our spiritual development.
Some argue that if the existence and presence of God was more obvious for all, few would need to decide to cultivate virtues such as faith, few would have the opportunity to exercise free will in choosing to develop divine attributes. And the exercise of willfully choosing to cultivate faith and virtue is the purpose of our existence.
Today’s musings brought to you by the book The Eternal Quest for God.