|That which I would, that I do not!|
|Minotaur as sinner|
|Minotaur as tempter|
|Minotaur as an identity to be tried on|
|Minotaur as an identity to be cast off!|
What exactly is a minotaur? Here’s my understanding of this beast. Man is the pinnacle of creation – we are made in the image of God. And our minds (or hearts) are understood to be the thing most like God. He reasons, we reason; He feels, we feel. But the Minotaur is an obscenity. He is a man, but his reason or heart has been replaced with that of a beast. The minotaur is the complete abdication of a man’s mind and passions to his base, animal desires.
I see both of these images – that of the dual-man and the minotaur – as fertile material for exploring St. Paul’s compelling imagery. Of course, there is a ton more to say about both the Scriptures and even about my drawings of them. But these are drawings and they are meant to be looked at and not read about!