Human beings come from the earth, we can so often fall short of the glory of God. But perhaps in our very weakness and sinfulness there is a gift. There would be no compassion without suffering, no forgiveness without sin. And many other beautiful qualities like courage and hope only exist in our fallen world.
I wonder, does creation enrich God? Does God rejoice in mercy, wonder at motherhood, delight in growth? Surely the answer must be yes. And yet how can it be possible that we can give something to God, who gave everything to us?
This mystery is fascinating but too deep for me.