Saturday, March 19, 2016

Created in the Image and Likeness of God

"God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.”  Genesis 1: 26 - 27

The Bible proclaims that human beings are made in God’s image and likeness. God’s presence in the Bible is that of eternal love.  And this God of love is a sublime artist who creates the world in love as a masterpiece of beauty and nobility.  In creating man and woman in his image and likeness, he invites them to an intimate personal relationship with himself and offers them the incredible privilege of being co-creators with him.  We are each invited to have an individual and personal relationship with God.  This relationship grows throughout our life time and we are called to share that relationship with all those we encounter.  What an awesome reality to be made in the image and likeness of God!  May this reality continue to give each one of us great hope and the certitude that we are indeed loved by God for who we are.

Pat Schifini, OSU

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