Before there was war...  Before there was slavery...  Before there was incest...  Before there were young girls starving themselves to look thin...  Before there were sweatshops...  Before there was homelessness...  Before there was homophobia...  Before any of this, there was God saying, “Let us make human beings in our image, according to our likeness.”  

And so God created them, male and female.  God created them, in the very image of God.  God created them, and took one look at what she created with her own hands, her own heart, and she said, “Whew, this is good, this is very, very good!”

Creative God, remind us that we are good, and help us to remind others every day.  Amen.


Thanks to Philippe Leroyer for this proud kiss!