The odd part is that in listening to this, I find it rather comforting. I'm not quite sure why I find it so comforting.
I really dislike the idea of mediated divinity. That I would have to find G-d through someone/something else flies in the face of my experience of the divine. I find transcendent divinity also to be very, very different from my experience of the manifest immanent Deity that I experience every day and every moment as I experience the world. Yet this passage that is central to a very mediated, very transcendent religion is comforting.
I love learning things about myself.