Most Men use their love of other people - especially love in the family - to understand the nature of
God's love for us (it being like that of a wise and devoted Father) and ours for Him (like his grateful, trusting child).
I personally think this is a
deeper truth than mere analogy - but even if regarded analogically it is
the best 'way in' to understanding the nature of divine love for many or most people.
Subversion of reverence for the family is
among the greatest evils of modernity - because family is the primary metaphor for divine love.
To misunderstand the family leads modern Man to misunderstand God - to find Him incomprehensible.