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Star lampThis isn’t the first time I’ve used Hebrew Bible quotes (Timothy cited plenty in chapter 3), but is it the first time a Being has explicitly used “this line is from the POV of a human addressing God” to address their Master?

It won’t be the last time, I can tell you that. And we’ll keep coming back to idea that humans have something special, which other animals can do fine without, but Beings are incomplete unless they can get it secondhand.

Patrick (narration): You’re so bright and so warm. How can we not be drawn to you?

We seek you out in the darkness, and we delight in your commands.

In your love, we are comforted; with your love, nothing can touch us.

Without you, we can’t be whole.

And without your orders . . .

. . . we don’t know what to do.

Narration in fancy font: I open my mouth and pant, longing for Your commands. Turn to me and have mercy on me, as You always do to those who love Your name.

Patrick (narration): Now how can I possibly explain all that in a way these humans will understand?

Patrick (speaking): You’re all so bright . . .