This is taken from Catechism In a Year daily emails from Flocknote (Copyright USCCB – United States Conference of Catholic Bishops). As I always proclaim, My Bible is my daily playbook and the Cathechism of The Catholic Church (CCC) is my weekly game plan. I need both to succeed on the battlefield or gridiron and in the game we call LIFE!!! By adhering to both I can continue to Walk by Faith to Live Joyfully and I encourage you to do same. God bless as always!
66. In what sense do we understand man and woman as created “in the image of God”?
The human person is created in the image of God in the sense that he or she is capable of knowing and of loving their Creator in freedom. Human beings are the only creatures on earth that God has willed for their own sake and has called to share, through knowledge and love, in his own divine life. All human beings, in as much as they are created in the image of God, have the dignity of a person. A person is not something but someone, capable of self-knowledge and of freely giving himself and entering into communion with God and with other persons.
Further reading: CCC 355-357
67. For what purpose did God create man and woman?
God has created everything for them; but he has created them to know, serve and love God, to offer all of creation in this world in thanksgiving back to him and to be raised up to life with him in heaven. Only in the mystery of the incarnate Word does the mystery of the human person come into true light. Man and woman are predestined to reproduce the image of the Son of God made Man who is the perfect “image of the invisible God” (Colossians 1:15).
Further reading: CCC 358-359, 380-381
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