Our True Image

The Face of Jesus

“A life is either all spiritual or not spiritual at all. No man can serve two masters. Your life is shaped by the end you live for. You are made in the image of what you desire.“
― Thomas Merton

Mirrors and eyes only provide reflections. If we ever were able to view our true image, we would see Jesus Christ.

“Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you?” (1 Corinthians 3:16)

Face Prayer
Heavenly Father, I embrace your grace this day,
So that I might not:
Think of another,
Speak to another or
Touch another,
without first looking for
Your Face in the other.
I ask all this through
Jesus Christ:
God Incarnate,
God with Skin,
God made Poor,
God with a Face. Amen!
― Jim Pinto, Jr.

6 thoughts on “Our True Image

  1. Wonderful prayer from the wonderful heart of Jim Pinto Jr. Your post as well as this prayer challenge our lifestyles and reaction to the Gospel. It was Dorothy Day who ‘s profound quote of “Finding Christ through the poor” that helps re-calibrate our journey towards holiness. Keep posting!

    • Thank you for reading and providing much needed encouragement.

      One of the things I find most enthralling about scripture is constant challenge. Once you read a verse and mediate upon it’s meaning, the Holy Spirit gives you clarity on how to apply it to your life.

      No wonder why it is the greatest book ever written!

  2. The Theology of the Face offers another way to behold and articulate the greatness of the Incarnation, and its implications (compassion, mercy, justice, ethics, the final judgment, etc.) for all of humanity. This “theology through encounter” with the Incarnate Deity Jesus, and with the Image of God and the Face/face of Jesus in “the Other,” is a mysterious, holy and practical adventure with eternal consequences.

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