God, having made the earth and all of the things in it, withdrew into himself, and he asked himself a curious question: Ought he to create a being in his own likeness?
He proposed the idea to himself — “Let us make man in our own image” — and he decided that it would be a good idea.
No, not good — very good.
St. Thomas Aquinas described this being, the imago dei, as a “little world,” a microcosm.
Blessed John Paul II expanded on the theme in his theology of the body, but pointed out that it is not man, singular, who constitutes the image and likeness of God, for God is not singular: God is triune. And so, man, in being like God, is constituted not as a series of insular...READ MORE