Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever. O Lord, save us; O Lord, grant us success. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. From the house of the LORD we bless you. The Lord is God, and he has made his light shine upon us. (Psalm 118:1,25-27)
Each one of us is an original image of God. We are like “photographs” of God. If we want to appreciate the photograph better, we need to look closely at the “original”. The original image is God himself. The more we see the original clearly, and love and recognize the original, the more we can value and appreciate the photos. What does this mean for daily life? If we want to be able to value each other properly, if we want to be able to understand each other better, and have a deep respect for each other, then we need to have a closer look at God, the original, and learn to see him and understand him better. For example, husband and wife in marriage, parents and children, colleagues at work. The more we look upon the original, the more light falls on the photos. We can see everyone and everything in a new and amazing light.