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Don Heinz's sermon on Sunday, January 2, is a kind of preface to his four-week FACE class (January 9, 16, 23, 30) on "Matthew 25 Christianity." The Gospel text for that Sunday is from John, and is a jolting form of the Christmas story--quite different from that of Matthew and Luke. John's setting for the birth of Jesus, whom John names as "the Word made flesh now living in our neighborhood" is the first Word God spoke, when the universe and then we humans came into being. I will suggest that we have become heirs of God's DNA, transmitted through Jesus as God's presence among humans. When we Christians do our "" and discover the path from God to us, we can begin asking, What kind of lives should humans made in the image of God be planning to live?