The Image Of God Analysis

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“To fulfill our destiny, we have to have a story.” (Eldredge p. 11) God gave us the essential tools to develop a story that follows the path God made us for. We are created in God’s image and likeness. Being created in his image is a blessing. He created us to be good and do good by evangelizing. Having the “image” or “likeness” of God means that we were made to resemble God. We were created in his righteousness and perfect innocence, which is a reflection of God’s holiness. God put each and every one of us in this world for a reason. He based us off a reflection of himself because he is perfect and almighty. We, as living Christians, have a story. The tools God gave us to follow his path are: vocation, evangelization, as well as free will. …show more content…
He was God in the beginning.” A story cannot be a story without a beginning. We all have our own genuine stories. God is the author and creator of our story. God makes our story possible, but we are just the characters in the story. God created us in his image and likeness because he wanted us to be like him and to spread his message. One tool God gave us was evangelization. Evangelization is to preach the gospel to others and convert others to Christianity. Daniel Tayloy express in Epic: The Story God is Telling Us, “Our stories tell us who we are and what we are supposed to do.” (Eldredge p. 14) God created us to fulfill our story and pass on his message through evangelization. Liturgy is the focal point of God’s work and we need to follow it. (Dailey p. 19) With the liturgy, God is sharing with us what he wants us to evangelize. God created us to fulfill our destiny and spread the good news through evangelization. Evangelization involves many ceremonies and gestures such as the sign of cross or bowing to Jesus as well. This is also an action of evangelization because it shows us following God’s path and being one in God’s image. (Gestures of Worship) Overall, our story points toward free will. We choose to follow God’s path and fulfill what he sent us for. In our story, we do not know what is going to happen next, but our next step we take is based off our free will and …show more content…
In our case, our villain is the devil. He tempts us into sinning and falling off our path. In our story, our choice, by free will, can either benefit us or create a roadblock in our way. Free will is described as, the ability to choose between different possible courses of action. It is also closely linked to the concepts of responsibility and sin. We as human beings, choose to participate in the evils the devil tempts us with. Not only do we get tempted and choose to fall into the devil’s traps, we can use our free will to better not only ourselves but others. Free will ties in with our whole story as well as evangelization and vocation. We choose to follow the path Christ has paved for us. Heavenly liturgy is our ultimate goal. (Dailey p. 16) As Pope John Paul II said, “We are moving toward a dictatorship of relativism which does not recognize anything as for certain and which has as its highest goal one’s own ego and one’s own desires.” (Benedict vs. the Dicatorship of Relativism) When John Paul II spoke these words, he is explaining, that we have our own desires and it is our choice to refrain from those desires. With free will, we choose to follow that goal and the path Christ wants us to follow. Our vocation is to evangelize. We choose to either fulfill our vocation to move along with our story, or fall behind and slowly reach Christ’s path he has created for

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