May 24, 2009

God created man in his image; in the divine image he created him; male and female he created them.

The image of God. What we are all made to be. Not Gods ourselves but Christ-like in our ways.

I think that babies are the closest people to God, to being Christ like, to being the way God wants us to be. They are innocent and pure; without judgement, condemnation, resentment, pride, avarice, envy, lust, or any of the other sinfulness that comes with age and the effects of original sin.

They are unknowing of the harshness of the world and are totally open to the wonder, amazement, and
newness that the world has to offer. Forging on to new heights, with their whole lives ahead of them.
Innocent and pure even without the understanding of God and his majesty. Yet, they know God better than we do. Just look into the eyes of a newborn or any child if you want to see the face of God.

Children are a gift from God. They are a gift to us, to help us to know God, to see His face, to learn how to love, to learn how to sacrifice, to learn to be Christ-like.
There is a whole world waiting for what our future generations can do, waiting for their goodness. Whether they are the last generation on this earth or if they are the first of many more, we can be assured that God has given them life for a reason. It is our job to promote and protect that life. Born and unborn.

Baby Agnes at the Gateway Arch (St. Louis)

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