selfimageAwareness of yourself and your relationship with God are both important. Ephesians 4 assures us that the new self we have in Christ is “created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.”

“How can you draw close to God when you are far from your own self? Grant, Lord, that I may know myself that I may know thee.” Augustine, Confessions

“Almost all problems in the spiritual life stem from a lack of self-knowledge.” St. Teresa of Avila, The Way of Perfection

“Our wisdom … consists almost entirely of two parts: knowledge of God and of ourselves. But as these are connected together by many ties, it is not easy to determine which of the two precedes and gives birth to the other.” John Calvin, Institutes of the Christian Religion