Dear Friends, Br. William relates a Lenten sharing on being “Imago Dei”, in God’s Image:
“Jesus Christ, the Beloved Son of God, is the Face of the Father’s mercy.
In receiving the Body of Christ at the Eucharist, I see the Face of God the Father and receive the imprint of His image in my soul.
In preparation for the the Sacrament of reconciliation, I confess my catalogue of sins based on the seven inherent “demons” as listed by Evagrius Ponticus. The sins of pride, avarice, gluttony, lust, envy, sloth and acedia (listlessness)
Primarily these inherent demons are the result of experiences of loss, traumatic moments in my life and regrets of lost opportunities, grave errors and not living up to the expectations of parents, siblings, teachers and superiors in my working life.
There were great difficulties to live up to be everything to everyone and to be true to myself.
As a monk I have to constantly strive and persevere in living selfless and loving life and be transformed into the life and image of God.”