Rab can’t much comment on the metaphysical..Down here in the microcosm, where the action always is, Parents whom love their creations, also dote upon their affections.
The relationship described by the ‘angel’ in this scene is completely backwards. When we deny God our love, He is not the one that suffers - we do. Our suffering is the loss of a relationship with our Creator by our own willfulness. Only within the colossal ego of man exists the thought that God is sitting around waiting for us to love Him.