How are we made in God's image?


#1

God is obviously not human, but the Bible tells us we are made in the “image of God” - Genesis 1:27.

How is this possible?

Thank you! I have been thinking about this question for a while!


#2

We are in God's image because we have the capacity to love, reason, and make moral choices.

As the Catechism of the Catholic Church states:

1704 The human person participates in the light and power of the divine Spirit. By his reason, he is capable of understanding the order of things established by the Creator. By free will, he is capable of directing himself toward his true good. He finds his perfection "in seeking and loving what is true and good."

1705 By virtue of his soul and his spiritual powers of intellect and will, man is endowed with freedom, an "outstanding manifestation of the divine image."

1706 By his reason, man recognizes the voice of God which urges him "to do what is good and avoid what is evil." Everyone is obliged to follow this law, which makes itself heard in conscience and is fulfilled in the love of God and of neighbor. Living a moral life bears witness to the dignity of the person.


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