Not as You Are but ...

Father Valiant began pacing restlessly up and down as he spoke, and the Bishop watched him, musing. It was just this in his friend that was dear to him. “Where there is great love there are always miracles,” he said at length. “One might almost always say that an apparition is human vision corrected by divine love. I do not see you as you really are, Joseph; I see you through my affection for you.

- from Death Comes for the Archbishop, Willa Cather