In Whose Image?
Rev. Chandler Stokes
During this post-Easter season, we are thinking about seeing with Easter Eyes. What might that suggest about how a human being valued. My colleague Rick Spalding once wrote: Caesar can stamp his picture and pedigree far and wide, but he cannot come near the true commerce that animates us. So Caesar will get many or most of the coins – and be flattered by how well his likeness is rendered in the medium of cold, hard cash; but the coin of the realm of our flesh and blood is the image of God. What is rendered to God is whatever bears the divine image. Every life is marked with that inscription, an icon of the One who is its source and destination.