The "I'm friends with ..." game has been around since the time of the dinosaurs. "You know the guy who created fire, well I know him, we go to the same waterhole". In middle school, "well my dad's boss's cousin knows the backup guitarist for AC/DC". This always lead to another age old game of "topping". "Well, I know the guy at the movie theater and he can sneak us in the back door to watch movies for free". There is only one way to win this game. "That's cool. I know the One who created all of those people. God. Ever heard of Him?"
Lord, help me to be more excited about knowing You than tangentially knowing someone you created.