Hans Boersma says the following about the ancient theologian and Church Father Gregory of Nyssa (c. 335 – c. 395) on page 77 of his book Seeing God: The Beatific Vision in Christian Tradition (William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2018):
I will argue that, for Saint Gregory, human souls find their telos when in union with Christ they become ever purer, in an ever-increasing growth in the beatific vision. Gregory was a theologian always in search of Christ, and though he was convinced that he had indeed found him, his desire to see Christ impelled him still further. For Gregory this theological longing was grounded in his understanding of the beatific vision: the eschatological future of perpetual progress (epektasis) within the life of Christ means that already in this life Gregory set his desire on seeking the face of God in Jesus Christ.
Sounds good, no?