Demons are one way Christians have talked about this idea that really, the essential you, past your mental and psychological baggage, past the body and its abilities, past the mood fluctuations and mindfulness exercises, deep down past your DNA and your questionable wardrobe choices, there is a you. Of course, we’re careful to say all of those outside things matter in the growth of a soul, you are an embodied being — but that there’s something intrinsic and wholly good at every person’s core. We call it the image of God. Sometimes this image is hidden, obfuscated under complicated and interwoven layers of choices and influences. But it is there in you — and everyone who has ever lived.