Eugene emphasizes the centrality of Jesus Christ by using the image of drawing: placing tracing paper over an image and then tracing its outlines. We are called to be like that tracing paper and to draw Jesus in our lives – and in the lives of other.
Always the obligation to retrace Jesus Christ in our persons: We will meditate especially …on the virtues of our Lord Jesus Christ, for these should be obvious in the life of our members.
Retreat notes, October 1831, EO XV n. 163
Think of persons who are models for us. We admire them and some particular characteristic. Because we find that attractive we wish to be transformed into what we admire. Eugene invites us to meditate on Jesus in the Gospel and in his ongoing Risen presence today, and to allow him to transform us.