“The only power that can effect transformations of the order is love. It remained for the 20th century to discover that locked within the atom is the energy of the sun itself. For this energy to be released, the atom must be bombarded from without. So too, locked in every human being is a store of love that partakes of the divine - the imago dei, image of god…And it too can be activated only through bombardment, in its case, love’s bombardment. The process begins in infancy, where a mother’s initially unilateral loving smile awakens love in her baby and as coordination develops, elicits its answering smile… A loving human being is not produced by exhortations, rules and threats...Ontogenetically speaking, love is an answering phenomenon. It is literally a response.” ― Huston Smith, The World's Religions: Our Great Wisdom Traditions
Where have you been witness to the Imago Dei?
Where have you seen love in action?
Where has it been absent?