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Souls are like bathroom floors; it’s not until you get down on your knees that you see how badly they need a cleaning.

— Fr. Charles Stanley, OFM Cap., source  <link>

And I saw the River
over which every soul must pass
to reach the Kingdom of Heaven,
and the name of the River was SUFFERING…
and I saw the Boat which carries souls across the River,
and the name of that Boat was…LOVE.

— St. John of the Cross  <link>

The soul is rewarded by enjoying things which are superior to it, but is punished by being subjected to things which are inferior to it.

— St. Thomas Aquinas, Disputed Questions on the Soul  <link>

What was in that candle’s light
     that opened and consumed me so quickly?
Come back, my friend.
The form of our love is not a created form.
Nothing can help me but that beauty.
There was a dawn I remember when my soul
     heard something from your soul.
I drank water from your spring,
     and felt the current take me.

— Rumi  <link>