Father in heaven! You, oh God, you give your Word as a gift. And if you find only some willingness on our part, you are promptly at hand. With divine patience you spell out the Word for us so that we may understand it aright; and then you are the one who, again with more than human—indeed, with divine—patience takes us by the hand, as it were, and helps us when we strive to act according to it. You, our Father in heaven!
— Søren Kierkegaard