Andrew, thank you for your very interesting comment. I do agree that communication is only real between equals, and that this is included in the reason for the incarnation: we are being addressed by God as by an equal.
We aren’t supposed to have any image of God other than the one we are given, that of an equal. And your notion of our being “infected” is a good one, even though that is a subhuman form of communication (a communicable disease). I suspect that part of what we are learning is that, ironically if we think of “God” as an unequal or a superior, then in fact we tend to imagine the effect on us of communication as happening in an “inferior” way. To think of God as an equal is actually a much greater challenge.