What the modern world needs…

“The modern world needs, above all things else, the restoration of the image of man. Modern politics, from monopolistic capitalism through socialism to communism, is a destruction of the image of man. Capitalism made man a ‘hand’ whose business it was to produce wealth for the employer; communism made man a ‘tool’ without a soul, without freedom, without rights, whose task it was to make money for the state. Communism, from an economic point of view, is rotted capitalism. Freudianism reduced the Divine image of man to a sex organ, which explained his mental processes, his taboos, his religion, his God, and his super-ego. Modern education denied, first, that he had a soul, then, that he had a mind, finally, that he had a consciousness… The surcease from the tragedy can come only from the restoration of the spiritual image of man, as a creature made to the image and likeness of God and destined one day, through the human will in cooperation with God’s grace, to become a child of God and an heir of the Kingdom of Heaven.”
—Venerable Fulton J. Sheen

From his book, “The World’s First Love”

Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness….” So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them (Gen. 1:26-27).

To be created in God’s image means to be made to be like God and to represent Him. We were created to reflect God.

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