Theologians like to talk about original sin alot but there is something else that is original in every man and woman and comes from God.Vayibra Elohim eth-haAdam betsalmo
(And God creates man in His image)batselam Elohim bara otho
(in the image of God He created him)zacar unqabah bara otham
(male and female He created them)
Though it be buried under miles of sin and its consequences, every man, woman and child who ever existed is a living, breathing image of God.
God creates. Every time we build a building, paint a picture, or put together a fine meal, or whatever, we reflect His creativity.
God loves. When we love another we reflect God.
God gives life. When we procreate we reflect God. When a doctor saves a life he reflects God.
Our potential is infinite (though less than God's Whose infinity is greater than ours.)***
If we terraform Mars someday in the future, the deed will reflect the image of God as the Creator.
If we revive a person from cryonic freezing, it will reflect the image of God as the One Who gives life.
We are God's creation, His children and His image. That is pride enough to lift the head of the lowliest of men. That we have darkened that image with sin is shame enough to shame the greatest of men.*** An example of one infinity being greater than another from math. There are twice as many whole numbers as there are even numbers yet there is an infinite number of both.