You know how it is with cats: They don't really have owners, they have staff.
There is no one true church, no one chosen people.
Many are called, few are chosen.
We need to perceive ourselves as the special race. If not, beasts will perceive themselves as the chosen.
I guess when someone tells you something they they usually guard, you feel privileged, not because you know something no-one else knows, but because you feel chosen. You feel like that person wants her life to intersect with yours. I think that's what felt best about it.