Once there was a girl who thought that God was a dark prince, mean and sneaky, and when she danced with him at the ball she was afraid. When he said "I love you" she didn't believe him, because she knew he just liked to tease and torture her, and how could he love someone like her anyway? She pretended to love him, though, so that he wouldn't put her in the dungeon. She even thanked him for the presents he gave her, even though she was afraid to open them - afraid a hideous insect would jump out and make her go insane.
This went on for a very, very, very long time - enough to make any man give up, but because He was God He didn't. Finally one day He took off His mask, and His face was so kind it made her cry. He was, in fact, the kindest, most honest, most gentle and loving person she had ever met or ever would meet. Everything He said was absolutely true all the time, through and through. And so they lived happily ever after.