77. The person who asks me whether I recognize my wife’s familiar smile in her photo would receive a positive reply. Now, I might add to this some description or other, such as: ‘Her face radiates joy’, ‘What a face – it says something!’, ‘That face has a friendly meaning’, ‘Now that is sadness’, and so on. One may naturally say such things in light of a face that strikes us as impressive. But, is the impression a matter of a comparison made with a mental-image? Is the image of a face more impressive than a face itself?

Is the image of God more impressive than God?

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