Would you have your Savior to be one who is near to God, so that his meditation might be prevalent with him? And can you desire him to be nearer to God than Christ is, who is his only begotten Son, of the same essence with the Father? And would you not only have him near to God, but also near to you, that you may have free access to him?
— Jonathan Edwards, The Admirable Conjuction of Diverse Excellencies in Christ Jesus
(On a side note, did you know that Pontifex was latin for “bridge builder”?)