🔷"So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them." Genesis 1:27
🔷 "Inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me." Matthew 25:40
🔸When we hurt or maltreat our neighbour, we tarnish the image of God, His creation, therefore blaspheming against Him.
🔸When we say our neighbor deserves to be insulted, ridiculed, imprisoned or even killed, because he does not think or look like us, because he is of x ethnic group, color, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, class, age group, size, disability, etc we refuse to see God’s image in people.
🔸Human beings possess unmeasurable value based solely on their human nature. Therefore, its immoral to ponder about whose lives are worth more. Since every man is made in God’s image, we are naturally good. Man was created also in communion with God, & so we remained until the Fall. To fall off the right path, or the ladder, doesn’t make us bad people (God forgives a repentant heart) ; the core of each person remains good. The goal of every Christian should be to return to communion with Christ through the sacraments such as confession & the Eucharist.