A famous quote by Saint Irenaeus reads, “The glory of God is man fully alive.” Not surprisingly... the quote rubbed me the wrong way when I first read it. I tend to think of humanity in fallen terms, not glorious ones. The Bible tells us that we are sinful, fallen, in need of redemption. There is no one righteous on their own. Not even one. But, is that the end of the story for humanity? Was that God’s original design? NO. God’s design was good. He says so in Genesis 1. We were originally created to glorify Him, to reflect Him unto Himself.