“In detachment, the spirit finds quiet and repose for coveting nothing. Nothing wearies it by elation, and nothing oppresses it by dejection, because it stands in the center of its own humility.”
-St. John of the Cross
Is my spirit “quiet” and “reposed”? To what extent, then, am I truly detached from the influences of the world and the flesh?
Chapter One Page 19 The Special Call and Gift of Woman What Does It Mean To Be "Impregnated With The Spirit Of The Gospel"?
The dictionary defines the word impregnated as "to be saturated with, permeated, pervaded." If we are to live out the call that God has in mind for us, we must be saturated with gospel spirit, permeated with gospel truth, and filled with the gospel life. Like the rain-soaked soil in our illustration, we must surrender and conform ourselves to Jesus Christ, the Seed of Life.