'You look just like your...'

When a child is born we are prone to tag him or her with family traits, be they physical or mental. “I hope he has your looks and my brain!” we might joke. Growing up, I was frequently told I looked just like my mother. This was funny to me because we didn’t resemble each other in coloring or features—and because I was an adopted child!

The point here is to raise the question: How do we see others and how do we see ourselves? Are we seeing the image and likeness of God, the reflection of the divine good and gracious God, or are we seeing mortal man with doubts and fears and physical problems?

Snowed in – and safe
January 9, 2012

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