This is our penultimate review of our Portrait of a Graduate, going sentence by sentence:
A Geneva graduate honors God’s image within himself and thus, is interested in all people because of God’s interest and image in them.
As sentence five makes clear, pursuing truth, thinking well, and articulating clearly are wonderful traits, but if these are separated from the human element, then our graduates are liable to resemble Pharisees or pedantic robots. Harkening to the opening sentence, part of being a disciple of Christ is learning to see people as He sees them, as beings of intrinsic worth because they are God’s image-bearers. For our graduates, honoring this worth and image in themselves is manifested in doing their best with what God has given them. This same honor is manifested towards others through seeking the best in and for them and helping them also to do their best. Indeed, this sounds like a good definition of “love,” one of those things we can do because we are created in God’s image.