“Jesus is the image of the invisible God, says St. Paul”
This image was to be formed in the hearts of believers transforming our inner man...day by day even though our outer man perishes. Christ himself is invisible to us now as the eye can see, but in the day of resurrection Christians will be like him and able to see HIM as He Is!
If we visit the prisoner, have we not visited Christ? If we help the sick and needy, have we not helped Christ? If we encourage the lonely, have we not encouraged Christ in his loneliness? Has not Christ said that by serving such folk, have we not served him? What need we of images of wood, plaster, and stone when the very presence of Christ dwells in the hearts of those who love him?
It doesn’t matter that Jesus is no longer visible to us in human form. What matters is that Jesus God penetrated and joined himself to his creation and that this irreversible reality persists.
God the Father has abrogated the precept against images, having made a perfect image of his eternal Word.
Extremely well said! Thank you.