Who is greater, Michelangelo or Lorenzo de' Medici?
Lorenzo was the patron of Michelangelo, so in the act of paying Michelangelo he gave glory to the artist. Is the one who receives the glory or the one who gives it the more glorious?
Michelangelo is more glorious because the glory that he receives was only recognising the glory of the genius that he already possessed. That is why Michelangelo is remembered and glorified by millions today, and Lorenzo remembered less often and less admiringly.
God the Father gave glory to the Son. The glory that the Father gave was a recognition of the glory that the Son already possessed, so you may argue that the Son is more glorious. However, unlike Michelangelo, Jesus received even his 'inherent' glory from the Father who gave him life. So when Jesus received glory from the Father he gives it back. It is as if Lorenzo was not just Michelangelo's patron but his teacher. If that were the case Lorenzo would glorify Michelangelo by commissioning work from him, but receive back the glory as Michelangelo admitted that he learnt all he knew from Lorenzo. As a consequence as Michelangelo's fame increased so would Lorenzo's. In fact, you could say Michelangelo was the glory (or 'pride') or Lorenzo.
In contrast, we receive glory from the Son, but not in recognition of glory we already possess but as an incomprehensible gift of grace. All the glory we do receive is a gift from the Son and so we admit that before the world and give him back the glory - and through him the Father.
... that was a bit all over the place but hopefully you get the drift.