How fascinating, too, that “the selfie to end all selfies” took place during Holy Week, a week dedicated to humbling the self. Today on Good Friday, Christians celebrate what is arguably the most beautiful story in human history, whether one believes it is true or not. According to Christian tradition, today marks the death of God at the hands of his creation, while Easter marks his resurrection.
Made in the likeness of God, equipped with free will, man rebelled against his Creator almost from the beginning. Out of an unfathomable love, the omnipotent Creator entered into his creation in order to redeem it. God became his creation, subjecting himself to all the limitations, joys and pains, love and suffering that man experiences knowing that in the end he would hang dead from the gibbet of the cross. According to Christianity, God sacrificed himself so that man may know his love and be saved from judgment.
God did not take a selfie.
And in that truth, Christians find their example for living: Not selfies, selflessness.
Over the past sixty years or so, there has been a radical purge of religion from modern life. Indeed, we divorced ourselves from the foundation of our civilization and now we're surprised by the results. We still want the good fruit of religious moral teachings, but we cut down the fruit tree.
If we want the fruit, how much would we benefit by replanting the tree?