our deeper nature

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We all- men and women- were created in the image of God. Fearfully and wonderfully made, fashioned as living icons of the bravest, wisest, most stunning Person who ever existed...All that we ever wished we could be, we were- and more. We were fully alive...

I daresay we've heard a bit about original sin but not nearly enough about original glory, which comes before sin and is deeper in our nature. We were crowned with glory and honor. Why does a woman long to be beautiful? Why does a man hope to be found brave? Because we remember, if only faintly that we were once more than we are now. The reason you doubt there could be a glory to your life is because that glory has been the object of a long and brutal war."

John Eldridge, Waking the Dead

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