A facet of Christian faith is the belief that mankind is created in the image of God. So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” I believe we were created in God’s image, and that it influences me every day as a manager at Target. The inherit image of God in myself shows me that I should treat others with dignity and have no bias or exploitation of others based on looks, creed, race, gender, etc. The inherit image of God in myself also shows me that I need to be a servant such as Jesus was.
As a manager at Target I find it no coincidence that my employee handbook should so closely model the way Jesus treated others. In this case it is because the company is scared of a lawsuit. In my heart I know it’s God’s will that we treat others with respect and dignity because we are all made in God’s image. According to policy we are to treat each gender as equals. How could we not since Mary was chosen to give birth to our Lord and how she answered the call of the angel Luke 1:38 “I am the Lord’s servant,”. There are many Target policies about disabilities and how we should treat those with them. When Jesus cured a blind man how can I do any less than to treat them as my equal. John 9:11
“The man they call Jesus made some mud and put it on my eyes. He told me to go to Siloam and wash. So I went and washed, and then I could see.” We are unable to be Jesus, we will always fall short of his perfection and glory. We should always try to live up to his words and standards and not judge others because of their differences. Corinthians 10:12 states “We do not dare to classify or compare ourselves with some who commend themselves. When they measure themselves by themselves and compare themselves with themselves, they are not wise.” It is wise to follow my employee handbook to keep my job, but it is more important for me to treat others with the respect and dignity of the one whose image we were created in.
Target has rolled out a new employee program called the Vibe, This program is about making one on one connections with out guests and going above and beyond. Reading the Bible and feeling the servant spirit of Jesus gives me great hope for a program such as this. Being formed from his image I feel we should emulate that same servant attitude towards others. In Mark 9:35 Jesus says “If anyone would be first, he must be last of all and servant of all.” For those who enter our store I am their servant because I wish to emulate Jesus in helping those around me.
Many customers do not wish for my help, while others spurn it. I can only continue to try and follow his direction and know that in Chronicles 15:7 it says “But you, take courage! Do not let your hands be weak, for your work shall be rewarded.” The Vibe program is truly about increasing sales for our store and company. I look at it as an opportunity to do God’s will. Being made in God’s image makes me feel closer to God and makes me want to help others and bring them closer to God. In my job I have that opportunity to help others, and whether it’s a smile, pointing someone to the item they are looking for, or that rare opportunity to tell them about the wonderful church I belong too, I am thankful.
God set us apart from the animals and made us in his image. We are mentally smarter, emotionally deeper, rationale beings not animals. Being made in his image doesn’t mean I look exactly like God, but that parts of me reflect God. That blessing to me means that we should emulate God and his works to the best of our limited abilities. When Jesus said in Mark 12:31 ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” The words of Jesus help me to remember how to treat others no matter who they are and how we might classify them; and it reminds me that whether you call it the Vibe or not those one on one connections are our chance to help change someoneelses life and conceptions.
Biblical Worldview Essay Grading Rubric
Criteria|PointsPossible|PointsEarned|Instructor’s Comments| Content:Does the essay cover the subject as thoroughly as possible? Are at least 2 topics covered? Does it demonstrate a personal understanding of the subject?|50||| Introduction:Is there a clear introductory paragraph including a thesis?|10||| Structure: Are there headings provided for each section?|5||| Conclusion: Is there a summative concluding paragraph?|10||| Mechanics: Is essay free of glaring errors in spelling, grammar, and punctuation and is it posted by the deadline?|15||| Format: Is the essay in 12-point, Times New Roman font, 1-inch margins, and double-spaced?|10||| Total|100|||