the priceless image of God

Posted by on May 21, 2015 in soul food | Comments Off on the priceless image of God

image and likeness preserved

“If artists who make statues and paint portraits of kings are held in high esteem, will not God bless ten thousand times more those who reveal and beautify His royal image?  For man is in the image of God.  When we teach our children to be good, to be gentle and to be forgiving — all attributes of God: to be generous, to love their neighbor, to regard this present age as nothing, we instill virtue in their souls and reveal the image of God within them.”

Saint John Chrysostom

“He [Father Maximos] went on to summarize the key themes of Eastern Orthodox spirituality: that God is love and that human beings made in the image of God are also love in their very depth. Therefore, to be truly healthy means to think, feel, and act in conformity with our innermost nature.”

Kyriacos C Markides
Inner River: A Pilgrimage to the Heart of Christian Spirituality