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"I believe that we are all made in the image and likeness of God. I believe that each of us is infinitely precious to God. I believe that each of us has the capacity to live out of that recognition, or to turn our backs on that recognition. And I believe that if we really recognize how essentially -- at essence, at core, at heart -- how essentially beautiful we are, we would have a world that looks so much more like the world we yearn for."
(The Rev. Mpho Tutu, THE WASHINGTON EXAMINER)

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  1. “And I believe that if we really recognize how essentially — at essence, at core, at heart — how essentially beautiful we are, we would have a world that looks so much more like the world we yearn for.”

    Perhaps Dennis, et al, can help us here. I’ve often wondered if there is any research that supports what parents have always known – Those that reject others solely for who they are have likely rejected themselves. I’m confident that those who would wish to take away the joy of another’s faith, live into a joyless faith.

  2. “And I believe that if we really recognize how essentially — at essence, at core, at heart — how essentially beautiful we are, we would have a world that looks so much more like the world we yearn for.”

    It’s one of life’s ironies that one of the most sexually repressed, self-critising nations on earth should come up with the “heresy” of essential human goodness whilst those epicurean Italians have constantly insisted that people are essentially ugly through and through.