A great advantage enjoyed by the Jewish people is that the Almighty has not required us to resort to an intermediary.
In a certain sense, each of us has a “hot line” to God Himself which we can pick up and say – “You.”
Yet we must remember that this phone also rings in the other direction;
He turns to us from time to time and asks – “What are you doing?”
This question was first directed to Adam – “Where are you?” (Genesis 2:9) and it goes on being asked to this very day.
–Rabbi Adsin Steinsaltz