Throughout the Exodus, God revealed Himself to Moses, and Moses only. All other times that He descended amongst the Isrealites He was covered by a clouud. Even after their deliverance from the hands of slavery there was a veil between themselves and the glory of God. When the time for the new Exodus had arrived God descended among men once again, but this time the glory wasn’t hidden in a cloud, but in a child. In the Christ child we see the face of God revealed not just to one man, but to all men. Since the Heavenly gift is for all men there is no social distinction as to who can behold the glory – interestingly the lowly shepherds beheld him before the learned kings. That night in Bethlehem Love Divine was bound to humanity by means of the Incarnation. God lived as a man so that men may die with Him. As He hung on the blessed cross His arms were wide open to embrace all humanity and as we bind ourselves to His death the veil that hid the glory is torn; we see the risen Christ and are raised with Him. This is the Love bound in the Incarnation. The cloud has lifted, it’s revealed a Babe lying in a manger.
In my research to better explain the Holy Trinity I came across the term “homoousios” (the phrase must be understood in St. Athansius’ way rather than in Origen’s). It’s a term that was included in the Nicene Creed (the creed is the result of the First Council of Nicaea in 325 AD) that the Church constructed to refute the heresy of Arianism, which declared that the Father’s divinity was greater than the Sons. “Homoousios” is loosely translated as “the same essence” or “the same being” and is used to describe Jesus as being “as the same substance” (consubstantiality) of God the Father. When understanding the mystery of the Holy Trinity we must understand that the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are all of the same ‘ousia’ (being, substance, essence) thus they are each “God, whole and entire” yet they are distinct from one another as three divine ‘persons’ (the Greek word “hypostasis” is used) where their divinity is not diminished despite their distinctions. While this is a mystery too great for our finite minds to fully comprehend it is absolutely necessary when it comes to an orthodox understanding of God. To summarize: The Holy Trinity are of the same ‘ousia’ while retaining distinct ‘hypostasis’. Each are fully God yet retain distinct identities. This has been the historical orthodoxy when speaking of the Holy Trinity, which is accepted by most Protestants (Unitarians and Oneness Pentecostal don’t accept the doctrine of the Trinity) as well as Roman Catholics and the Eastern Orthodox.