The world is a-plenty of terricola (Earth dwellers)….. that is to say, those persons who cling with their all to the Earth for their hope and substance. But there is a destination at the end of Earth’s journey that is of a promise not of this world,,,,, a terra incognito beyond the termination of this plane, silent to the hearing of the common crowd.
But this lack by the common crowd of perceiving and not being able to hear is not caused by a surreptitious act by God. It is, rather, that the non-responders to God are not facing forward to God’s Love but are cranked up backwards toward their mortal Earthly side and therefore cannot perceive God’s words of Love.
There is a good kind of synesthesia that, consciously and spiritually, can expand any sense into an additional sense capable of cross-over senses with usages of extra-sensory insights. Perhaps this kind of gift must rise in order for persons to observe things from angles never used, so as to jar backward mentalities out of complacency.
If all that could be known and utilized that lies dormant in the human mind,,,, utopia would not be far away. Therefore in Scripture and life are given parallel roads of experience as metaphors and shadows to allow insight for examples into truth.