When it turned out that our distant ancestors could not survive without helping one another, without bonding to one another, mimesisconstrained came into God’s creation.
We desire the “object that brings us into relation” because that is what allows us “to be alive in the way that we are alive”. That is our animating principle.
Through this “object”, each one of us finds her own “niche”. We do not even know what we are doing. We just do it. Our nature is to find “the object” that brings each one of us into relation.
If that nature defines us as “the image of God”, then by definition, God must be the Object that brings Himself into Relation.