In his commentary on the Song of Songs 5:2 , Gregory of Nyssa describes how the experience of God is mediated to us by those made in His image
When a man enters into the precinct of the hidden and invisible, it is impossible that he should encounter a storm or a torrent of illumination. Rather, it is sufficient if Truth merely wets our knowledge with some meagre and obscure ideas; and these spiritual drops flow through the saints and God's representatives. From Glory to Glory, part 70
Among the saints that my wife and I are privileged to know personally, Benjamin and Ronica Murphy are significant.
Ben possess a steady, charitable attitude toward everyone he meets, and a manner of communication that is uniquely noble. From Ronnie I first saw how an authentic spiritual life is both apophatic and forged in a personal knowledge of Goodness.
Their life is a witness to anyone who could use help in knowing a lot less.
You cannot know God. But you have to know Him to know that. Fr. Thomas Hopko