Day 1: Original Goodness

Wednesday, February 26

‘So God created humankind in his image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.’ (Genesis 1:27 NRSV)

To know where we are, and to know where we are going, we need to know where we began. Too often, we forget our true origin; we forget that the story of humanity did not begin with the fall.

Our story started with the image of God.

Beauty. Wonder. Life. This is what God has placed at the core of our being. Nothing can change our identity as children of God, declared so emphatically at the cross. Sin is a stain upon the fabric; it is not the fabric itself.

We were made for good and, despite the fall, we retain that shining potential.

The fullness of life that Christ offers us isn’t about running away from our humanity, it’s about running back into it – it’s about reconnecting with who we were created to be.

Father God, This lent, reconnect us with your divine vision. Thank you for making us in your likeness. Help us to see the divine image in both ourselves and in others. Amen.

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