Out of abundant love, God speaks to human beings as friends and lives among them, so as to invite them to share in the life of God. (see Vatican II: Dei Verbum, 2)
God speaks to us. This is revelation: God’s self-communication in human history.
God desires to be present among us, entering into a conversation with us, as friends. God’s word is a tender dialogue, not an insensitive monologue.