From Perfect Love, humankind is created in its image. Even as we see the self as imperfect, God sees the self perfectly. Like the parent that loves a not-so perfect handcrafted mother’s day gift from her child, she loves what is “perfectly” created because of the one who created it. So too, we are “perfectly” created and ours is a journey to love this gift of the self even in its perceived imperfectness, because of the one who originally created it out of Perfect Love.
Genesis 1:1, 26-27; 1John 4:7-19