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Stamped With the Divine Image

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These communities, by their representatives in old  Independence Hall, said to the whole world of men: “We  hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are  created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with  certain unalienable rights; that among these are life,  liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” This was their majestic  interpretation of the economy of the Universe. This was their  lofty, and wise, and noble understanding of the justice of  the Creator to His creatures. [Applause.] Yes, gentlemen, to  all His creatures, to the whole great family of man. In their  enlightened belief, nothing stamped with the Divine image and  likeness was sent into the world to be trodden on, and degraded,  and imbruted by its fellows. They grasped not only the whole  race of man then living, but they reached forward and seized  upon the farthest posterity. They erected a beacon to guide  their children and their children’s children, and the countless  myriads who should inhabit the earth in other ages. Wise  statesmen as they were, they knew the tendency of prosperity  to breed tyrants, and so they established these great  self-evident truths, that when in the distant future some man,  some faction, some interest, should set up the doctrine that  none but rich men, or none but white men, were entitled to life,  liberty and the pursuit of happiness, their posterity might look  up again to the Declaration of Independence and take courage to  renew the battle which their fathers began — so that truth,  and justice, and mercy, and all the humane and Christian virtues  might not be extinguished from the land; so that no man would  hereafter dare to limit and circumscribe the great principles  on which the temple of liberty was being built.

Abraham Lincoln, August 17, 1858

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Donald R. McClarey

Cradle Catholic. Active in the pro-life movement since 1973. Father of three and happily married for 35 years. Small town lawyer and amateur historian. Former president of the board of directors of the local crisis pregnancy center for a decade.

4 Comments

  1. Man is created in the image and likeness of God. Man is created in holiness and freedom. Man brings his holiness and freedom to earth in each new birth, in each new incarnation. When our Creator creates an immaculate soul and endows the new person with human flesh, God gives the human soul, a body. This human body is the likeness of God. This human soul is the image of God.
    “The Son of Man came to serve, not to be served” is often interpreted as service to mankind and this is true. The Son of Man came to serve God, His Father. The Son of Man came to serve God on earth in the midst of mankind and by so doing, to reveal God’s truth on earth. God’s truth on earth, like God’s truth in heaven is unchangeable. God’s truth in heaven and on earth is immutable.
    When man denies the Incarnation of Jesus Christ, the Word made Flesh, man denies his own incarnation and endowment of his innocent, immortal human soul. When man denies the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, which Mary kept through the special grace of God, immaculate, man chooses to deny his own immaculate conception into the finite human condition. Man denies his own immaculate conception. Man’s immaculate conception of his perfectly innocent soul into the finite, often called fallen, for man chose death over life in God; man’s immaculate conception into the fallen, finite human condition.
    Man cannot deny that Jesus came to serve God, His Father on earth because this is Christ’s act of free will, to choose to serve God, His Father on earth, not anyone else’s. In the same manner anyone who chooses to repudiate or deny Mary’s Immaculate Conception is transgressing on Mary’s free will choice to serve God as His handmaid. Anyone who denies that man is created in freedom, the image of God, in free will and innocence of his immortal soul, also denies his own freedom, free will, innocence and immortal soul. Anyone who denies his own innocent, immortal human soul, forfeits his humanity and becomes a demon, a devil.
    Truth is the life of the immortal human soul. If Truth is the life of the immortal human soul, then, truth is immortal and unchangeable. Truth is immutable. Choose life and Truth.

  2. “Truth? What is truth?”

    The most important question we will ever ask ourselves.

    My hope for the future is that souls will find truth. That once found, they will like you Mary De Voe, nurture cultivate and share truth with neighbor.
    May our future generation forgive this one for not seeking truth. May it prosper in life as ours declined in death.

    Thank you Mary for sharing Jesus…the Truth and the Life.

  3. Philip: Your kind comment is greatly appreciated.
    When the sovereign state, constituted by the citizens, refuses to acknowledge the human being’s rational, immortal soul, the state establishes atheism and imposes communism as the state’s agenda. Atheistic communism denies the rational, immoral human soul with free will and intellect and refuses to admit to human rights, unalienable civil rights and the sovereign personhood of the human being.

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