The Archbishop of Sydney's Christmas Message for 2013–The ultimate self-image comes at Christmas

The new Archbishop of Sydney, Dr Glenn Davies, has raised the issue of image and the ‘selfie’ phenomenon in his first Christmas message as Archbishop….

Oxford Dictionaries declared ‘selfie’ word of the year, saying its use had increased by 17,000 percent in the last 12 months.

The Archbishop compared the social trend with the fact that Christmas celebrates the Son of God coming to earth.

“At Christmas time we should remember that there is an ultimate self-image, the image of God, which far outweighs the supercilious picture of a face filling our screen” he said. “We are all stamped with the image of God and it is this image that makes us precious in his sight.”

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