Mark 2.2-9

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"Lo, a bright cloud overshadowed them.  Their eyes were covered by a cloud, in order to inform them, that they were not yet prepared for beholding the brightness of the heavenly glory.  For, when the Lord agave tokens of his presence, he employed, at the same time, some coverings to restrain the arrogance of the human mind.  So now, with the view of teaching his disciples a lesson of humility, he withdraws from their eyes the sight of the heavenly glory.  This admonition is likewise addressed to us, that we may not seek to pry into the secrets which lie beyond our senses, but, on the contrary, that every man may keep within the limits of sobriety, according to the measure of his faith.  In a word, this cloud ought to serve us as a bridle, that our curiosity may not indulge in undue wantonness.  The disciples, too, were warned that they must return to their former warfare, and therefore must not expect a triumph before the time." John Calvin
“It is necessary for you first to hold the rank of human and then to participate in the glory of God. For you do not create God, but God creates you. If, then, you are the work of God, await the hand of God, who does everything at the appropriate time, the appropriate time for you, who are being made. Offer to him your heart, soft and pliable, and retain the shape with which the Fashioner shaped you, having in yourself his Water, lest you turn dryand lose the imprint of  his fingers. By guarding this conformation, you will ascend to perfection; the mud in you will be concealed by the art of God. His Hand created your substance; it will gild you, inside and out, with pure gold and silver, and so adorn you that the King himself will desire your beauty . . . If, therefore, you offer to him what is yours, that is, faith in him . . . you will receive his art and become a perfect work of God.” Irenaus