For patience is necessary for you: that, doing the will of God,
you may receive the promise.
For all the promises of God are in him.... Who also hath sealed
us and given the pledge of the Spirit in our hearts.
(2 Corinthians 1.20-22)
You were signed with the Holy Spirit of promise, Who is the
pledge of our inheritance, to the redemption of acquisition, unto
the praise of his glory.
Where there is an image, there is similitude but not
equality.... as in a mirror, there is the image of a man because it
is expressed from him; and it is also necessarily a similitude;
nevertheless, there is no equality because many things are lacking
in the image which nevertheless are in the thing from which it is
expressed. And where there is equality, there is similitude but no
For what God is not is clearer to us than what He is. Therefore
similitudes drawn from things farthest away from God form within us
a truer estimate that God is above whatsoever we may say or think
(Saint Thomas Aquinas)
Comedy is an imitation of life, a mirror of custom, an image of