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So this [a call to worship] is not just a call to do something “religious,” something to be merely added to our “normal” life. It is a call to be(come) human , to take up the vocation of being fully and authentically human, and to be a community and people who image God to the world. This call to worship is an echo of God’s word that called humanity into being (Gen. 1:26–27); the call of God that brought creation into existence is echoed in God’s call to worship that brings together a new creation (2 Cor. 5:17). And our calling as “new creatures” in Christ is a restatement of Adam and Eve’s calling: to be God’s image bearers to and for the world.

The “image of God” ( imago Dei ) is not some de facto property of Homo sapiens (whether will or reason or language or what have you); rather, the image of God is a task , a mission.

James K. A. Smith, Desiring The Kingdom, 162