Today I was reflecting how we're to treat everyone with love because, as we're taught, we're all created in the Image of God. But it occurred to me that though we were created in the Image of God, because of the Fall, we haven't retained that Image. I base this assertion on the fact that none of us are without sin, and so it seems to me that along with forfeiting Eden, we've also, through sin, transformed that image. Almost to the point that we barely, if at all, have retained that image. If this is true, then the teaching "We're all created in the Image of God" seems to lose it's meaning. I feel as though I know the answer but asked anyway because I think it'll come up at a family gathering. Thoughts?
P.S. I mean absolutely no disrespect to my non-Eastern Orthodox friends, but I would ask that you please refrain from answering the question for clarity's sake. Thank you.