When a father begets a son, he sees his own image there. He sees the similarities, and yet the distinctive qualities. He sees the potential for unique and individual achievement, as well as the stamp of resemblance and inheritance.

I think that is what makes God happy as he contemplates his human and divine family. One family, in his name, in heaven and in earth. Myriads of sons and daughters, each bringing a spark of unique intelligence and character to the symphony of praise which is still tuning up.

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