It is in this light that Jesus’ promise that to know God is eternal life begins to come alive. He is not speaking about grasping certain concepts about God in order that one might have eternal life, as if entrance into the beatific vision were dependent upon the amount of knowledge one had about the nature of the Blessed Trinity. Rather, he is speaking about the type of knowledge that can only be found through intimacy and surrender. Such knowledge will necessarily entail growing in our understanding of certain truths about God precisely in the same way that we come to know truths about those whom we love as we love them; but the truths themselves are not the objective. The beloved is our objective. God is our objective.