lifting the veil…..
2 Cor. 3 (the message)
16-18Whenever, though, they turn to face God as Moses did, God removes the veil and there they are—face-to-face! They suddenly recognize that God is a living, personal presence, not a piece of chiseled stone. And when God is personally present, a living Spirit, that old, constricting legislation is recognized as obsolete. We’re free of it! All of us! Nothing between us and God, our faces shining with the brightness of his face. And so we are transfigured much like the Messiah, our lives gradually becoming brighter and more beautiful as God enters our lives and we become like him.
Most of the time the Message is a great paraphrase. Here is on example where it goes into greater detail to explain the original text. It is beautiful to see the picture it gives us of turning stone to life. Being part of a church that reaches out to those disconnected from God, I get to see this metamorphasis in real life.