Henry Scougal

Faith, Love, and Charity – Henry Scougal

The root of the Divine life is faith; the chief branches are love to God, charity to man, purity, and humility.

– Henry Scougal – 
from The Life of God in the Soul of Man

Humility – Henry Scougal

Humility imports a deep sense of our own meanness, with a hearty and affectionate acknowledgment of our owing all that we are to the Divine bounty; which is always accompanied with a profound submission to the will of God, and great deadness toward the glory of the world, and applause of men.

– Henry Scougal –
from The Life of God in the Soul of Man

May Jesus Always Be in the Thoughts – Henry Scougal

Oh! that the holy life of the blessed Jesus may be always in my thoughts, and before mine eyes, till I receive a deep sense and impression of those excellent graces that shined so eminently in him; and let me never cease my endeavours, till that new and divine nature prevail in my soul, and Christ be formed within me.

– Henry Scougal –
from The Life of God in the Soul of Man

Dependency Upon the Lord – Henry Scougal

Let us neither presume on our own strength, nor distrust thy divine assistance; but while we are doing our utmost endeavours, teach us still to depend on thee for success.

– Henry Scougal –
from The Life of God in the Soul of Man

Fix Your Mind On Above – Henry Scougal

Let us often withdraw our thoughts from this earth, this scene of misery, and folly, and sin, and raise them toward that more vast and glorious world, whose innocent and blessed inhabitants solace themselves eternally in the divine presence, and know no other passion but an unmixed joy, and an unbound love.

– Henry Scougal –
from The Life of God in the Soul of Man

Know No Other Passion But Unmixed Joy and Unbound Love – Henry Scougal

Let us often withdraw our thoughts from this earth, this scene of misery, and folly, and sin, and raise them toward that more vast and glorious world, whose innocent and blessed inhabitants solace themselves eternally in the divine presence, and know no other passion but an unmixed joy, and an unbound love.

– Henry Scougal –
from The Life of God in the Soul of Man

Perfect Love – Henry Scougal

Perfect love is a kind of self-dereliction, a wandering out of ourselves; it is a kind of voluntary death, wherein the lover dies to himself, and all his own interests, nor thinking of them, nor caring for them any more, and minding nothing but how he may please and gratify the party whom he loves.

– Henry Scougal –

Perfect love – Henry Scougal

Perfect love is a kind of self-dereliction, a wandering out of ourselves; it is a kind of voluntary death, wherein the lover dies to himself, and all his own interest, not thinking of them, nor caring for them anymore, and minding nothing but how he may please and gratify the party whom he loves

– Henry Scougal –