There are many images and metaphors of the spiritual life, some more poetic than others. Sometimes we find even among non-Christians descriptions of the spiritual life that show that indeed God distributes His words to all people on earth.
Mevlana, who lived in the thirteenth century writes:
“Become like the sun in your compassion and generosity;
Like the night, cover up the shortcomings of others;
As the rushing waters, reach out to the entire world;
During moments of anger, at times of rage, become like a dead man;
Become like the earth (humus) so people can stand firm on your foundation;
And either become that whom you manifest, or manifest who you really are.”
(Mevlana Rumi, from Andrew M. Sharp, Orthodox Christians and Islam in the Postmodern Age, p. 95).