Still...the idea of an “image” has meaning. We feel it in our bones. So what does it mean that people bear God’s image?
- Toward other people who are all images of God (with honor and respect)
- Ourselves as images (original goodness; fallen; being renewed in the image of the Creator, being conformed to the image of Christ; someday being perfectly like him for "we shall see him as he is")
- Within the creation as stewards developing its potential with care and respect. Literature is people acting as image bearers to take the physical reality, thinking minds, and potential of language (all created by God) and develop further the "raw materials," developing culture.
Any other good object lessons out there?