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Imago Dei.

"The term imago Dei refers most fundamentally to two things: first, God's own self-actualization through humankind; and second, God's care for humankind. To say that humans are in the image of God is to recognize the special qualities of human nature which allow God to be made manifest in humans. In other words, for humans to have the conscious recognition of their being in the image of God means that they are the creature through whom God's plans and purposes can be made known and actualized; humans, in this way, can be seen as co-creators with God. The moral implications of the doctrine of imago Dei are apparent in the fact that if humans are to love God, then humans must love other humans, as each is an expression of God."  (Imago Dei–Image of God)

Bearing His image.
We, image bearers of the Divine, Called to live cruciform lives With open arms, with open hearts Without guard, without defense With fullest vulnerability.
Knowing that One sacrificed Himself
With fullest…