Today God stands ready to give us what we don’t want. But what we don’t want is immeasurably better than that for which we ask.
God speaks to us in words of chaste affection. This divine flirtation is chaste because God respects our limitations. Unlike the old gods, He doesn’t impose Himself on us. God is not Zeus, the human soul is not Leda. For all that God loves and desires us to draw close to Him, He is not impatient.