In this symbolic snowball God is the snow. A snowball is 100% snow. In fact, there is nothing else. But the snowball is not half a ball, or a cube, but also 100% a ball. That is the human level. We are form. We think of ourselves as form – physical form and mental form, body, thoughts, and emotions. While many humans are only aware of this level (the ball), spirituality begins in earnest when we also become aware of the snow (The Absolute, called God, The Lord, or Father in Christianity).
When a human completes the spiritual transformation (Jesus of Nazareth, Siddhartha Gautama, for example), they are fully aware of the sacred essence (snow) and form (ball) at the same time. They have returned to Paradise and are liberated from suffering (Dukkha). It is a true liberation because when the ball crumbles the snow remains unharmed. Identity is no longer attached to form, but is rooted fully in essence. Such persons are manifestations of The Lord on Earth – they are the ONE son of God, because they are no longer separated from Life. They are One with All. Through them form is sanctified, and the gates of the Kingdom opened.
It is important to understand, that this essence (the snow) is not something that exists solely in holy persons, or in the Messiah only. Jesus may have been born into this state of freedom, but it is not restricted to him alone. He invites us into his presence and being “...that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16). When the ball crumbles the snow remains.