Scripture tells us that Our Lord Jesus Christ is “the image of the invisible God,” and that each of us is created in the image and likeness of God. So we can see our soul as an image of Christ, who is the Image, or Word, the perfect expression of the Father. The early Christian writer, Origen, commenting on this says:
then I shall see plainly, that as after the manner of those who are accustomed to paint images, each one of us forming his soul after the image of Christ, makes it great or little, base or noble, after the likeness of the original; so when I have made my soul great in thought, word, or deed, the image of God is made great, and the Lord Himself, whose image it is, is magnified in my soul.
Am I allowing Christ Jesus to grow in my soul each day? Am I seeking to form my soul after His image, or do I allow the image of the world to be painted in me instead? May each of us seek, each day, to make our souls and hearts great, by putting the Lord Jesus before the eyes of our hearts in quiet meditation, and seeking to imitate Him and follow Him in each moment of the day.
May the Heart of Jesus be praised, adored, and loved, at every moment, in all the tabernacles of the world [and in the tabernacles of our hearts], until the end of time!
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