Rabbi Akiva would say: Beloved is humanity, for we were created in the image [of God]; it is a sign of even greater love that it has been made known to us that we were created in the image, as it is says, “For in the image of God, He made man.” (Genesis 9:6).
– Pirkei Avot 3:14
It’s easy to grasp this idea when we look at a baby. The challenge is to remember the teaching when dealing with someone who annoys us.
That’s when it’s most important!
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