Answers of the Great Masters of the Spiritual Life to the
Questions of Their Disciples.
Disciple: Compare the bodily eyes and the eyes
of the mind.
Master: The bodily eyes see the
visible; the eyes of the mind apprehend the invisible. The sun helps
the bodily eyes see the visible; the love of God makes the eyes of
the mind see the invisible.
the body and the soul.
A body without a soul is dead; a mind without the love of God
the mind needs the love of God to see the invisible.
since God and whatever is good are invisible. But evil and the
things of the earth are visible. You do not need the love of God to
see. Man, however, if possessed by the love of God, will always
choose the best. With love for God, man will choose union with God.
is the role of the soul in salvation?
soul, because it understands what the world is and wishes to be
saved, must observe this rigid rule -- to remind men everywhere
that, soon death or a test will come, then judgment, wherewith
condemnation or salvation will follow.
Anthony: On the Saintly Life"