Thought for the Day: We were – we are – we will forever be created in the image of God, though Paul was quick to suggest that such a statement does not give us some holier-than-thou status. We are all created in the image of God with an emphasis on the ALL! Now there are plenty of folks, including white supremacists, who are wandering around suggesting they own the real image of God. Their hate is destructive, yet it does not change the message. As a traveling preacher, Paul saw walls of division falling all around him, and so it is hard to imagine how anyone could spin the message of love into something full of bigotry. Yet they have – they are – they will for a while. The Good News we find in Jesus is that love wins, and any message that suggests that one human being has less value than another will burn in the fires of Gehenna.
Prayer: May the words I speak and the decisions I make and the way I interact with others continue to uphold the glorious gift of your image, O Lord, that rests upon every single human being. Amen.
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