'Come, my soul, let us pass beyond our langours, our illnesses, our aridities, our inequalities of humour, our weaknesses of mind, the snares of the devil and of men with their suspicions, jealousies, sinister ideas and prejudices. Let us fly like the eagle above all these clouds...
'Let us live in the higher region of the soul where the will of God produces His eternal operation, ever equal, ever uniform, ever immutable. In that spiritual home... we remain calm even when our senses are the prey of the tempest.'
Jean-Pierre de Caussade
Painting: Peter Vilhelm Ilsted, in US public domain due to age