Looking like Christ

July 24th, 2012 | Posted by Sr. Mary Valerie Schneider in Uncategorized

“Ugh!  Another bad hair day!” was my thought as I looked into the mirror. Then I tossed back my unmanageable locks and said to myself, “Well, certainly you can find something good in the mirror.”

What if I would write along the perimeter of my mirror, “Looking like Christ”?  Or what if I would draw an outline of Christ’s face in the middle of the mirror? I would ask, “How much am I resembling Christ?” The Incarnation of Christ means that Jesus Christ is the perfect realization of what is potentially embedded in human nature, that is, union with the divine. Whatever bears the imprint of the Trinity—that’s us!—also is united with the divine. Now that’s a great look-alike even on a bad hair day!

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3 Responses

  • Mary Beth Garvin says:

    Recently during the sacrament of reconciliation, the priest had inspired words from the Lord that I believe are for all of us who say, “Ugh!” when we look in the mirror. The Father delights in us! He created us. He loves us so much!! So whenever we look in the mirror, instead of saying, “Ugh!” we need to tell ourselves, “I am a delight in the eyes of the Father!” Believe this. He delights in YOU!!

  • Sr. Berneta says:

    I certainly agree. God delights in us. He’s thrilled with us. He can’t get enough of us! Will people see Jesus in me today?

  • Marilyn Antonini says:

    In heaven our glorified bodies will be rid of all our earthly imperfections. We need to remember that we are all made in the image and likeness of God.

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