I am inclined to think that as we grow in our ability to be intimate with others, we are able to grow in our intimacy with Jesus. I hope all of us have experienced the joy of feeling deeply understood by another human being and of coming to understand them in very deep way. Usually it happens between husband and wife. There are also a few others who come into our lives with whom it happens. We feel inclined to get to know them better and to let them know us better. We feel closer to them than to our other friends. We are thrilled that someone could know so many of our faults and still love us.
Jesus knows our name and we recognize his voice and enjoy a most intimate relationship with him.