Oh, how much has been writting about this, and from far more learned people than me, but I thought that I’d take a stab at it because it’s been on my mind and in my heart.
Just what does it mean to be created in the image and likeness of God? Well, theologians tell us that unlike animals, we have a soul (hmmmm…not so sure about that one), we can reason, have free will, etc.
We certainly don’t know what God looks like, especially since we believe that he is pure Spirit, so that’s not it.
The word that keeps popping into my head is ‘potential’. Our potential, (God’s fullness).
We can love…if we are created in the image and likeness of God then does it mean that we can love unconditionally?
We can forgive…if we are created in the image and likeness of God then does it mean that we can say the words, “Father forgive them (him, her) because they know not what they do?”
We can serve….if we are created in the image and likeness of God then can we wash one another’s feet?
The image and likeness of God – our potential….