Jesus teaches us that if we are holy, then so too is the other person. If we are made in the image of God, then so too is our enemy. If we are God’s temple, then so too is the one who perhaps doesn’t even know it. We have been made in the image and likeness of God, and our faith demands that we recognize this in ourselves and in those around us, even in those who say otherwise.
-Br. James Koester, SSJE