STOP AND THINK – You have never met a mere mortal…each person is either an immortal horror or everlasting splendor. (C. S. Lewis, 20th century British Christian apologist)
Everyone in the mass of people you may see is immortal. He or she may be a splendid example of the highest virtues of humanity. Others are tragic examples of lives poorly lived. But, in either case the Bible says they were created in the “image of God,” so they have inestimable value, and we should try to help them live as true children of God.
So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them (Genesis 1:27).