The Reverend Martin Smith, keynote speaker at the 2017 Diocesan Ministry Conference invited us to consider a different way of understanding what it means to be made ‘in the image of God.’ Often we think of ourselves in terms of being smaller and imperfect versions of a bigger, perfect God. Martin suggested that we are made in God’s image in the way that a lock is made in the image of a key. What a provocative thought.
Every time you get out your keys today, reflect on the thought that God is the key that is unlocking you. And whenever you encounter someone who puzzles or frustrates you, remind yourself that they too are made in God’s image.
Martin has written extensively about Christian spirituality. Here is a list of his books.