In The Way this week we will learn and pray about the final creation – men and women, us – the greatest of all of God’s creations. Humanity was created in the divine image and likeness of God (Genesis 1:27). Men and women are created with dignity, self-knowledge, and freedom – freedom to give of themselves to others, and freedom to respond to God in faith and love. Humankind was also created to love God and to respond to God in thanksgiving and adoration for all that God has done and created. Men and women are created to love and serve God, not because they are forced to do so, but through their own free will.