The Spirit and the Soul

“O Holy Spirit, descend plentifully into my heart.
Enlighten the dark corners of this neglected dwelling and scatter there Thy cheerful beams.”

St. Augustine

(the light coming in to a room at the old Cable home place at Cades Cove complete with rat hole/
Julie Cook / 2018)

“The strength of the soul consists in its faculties, passions and desires,
all of which are governed by the will.
Now when these faculties, passions and desires are directed by the will toward God,
and turned away from all that is not God, then the strength of the soul is kept for God,
and thus the soul is able to love God with all its strength.”

— St. John of the Cross, p. 259
An Excerpt From
Ascent of Mt. Carmel

8 comments on “The Spirit and the Soul

  1. Tricia says:

    That’s a really inspiring quote Julie, thank you. Loved that rat hole detail too…;)

  2. Beautiful, Julie! So glad I didn’t miss this one! ❤ ❤

  3. Dawn Marie says:

    Julie, I am truly enjoying all the wonderful, thought-provoking photography you have been sharing with all of us in your recent posts. The Holy Spirit is definitely moving through you as He helps to pair them with the most perfect accompaniment of words! Hugs to you for taking the time to allow the Spirit to use you, to strengthen us!

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