The guest s always ready to come in, but the host is missing. He is somewhere else, dreaming, desiring….. He is never at home, never here now – he is either in the past or in the future.
There are only two ways to go astray: into that which is already past and into that which has not yet come. The past and the future are the only two way to escape from the present. And God knows only on time. He has no acquaintance with the past and the future: the present is the only time for him – and we are never in the present. The host goes on knocking and cannot find God because he knocks in the past, in the future. And God goes on knocking and cannot find the host because he knocks in the present and the host is never in the present.