Grace is from God and works in the depth of the soul whose powers it employs. It is a light, which issues forth to do service under the guidance of the Spirit.

The Divine Light permeates the soul and lifts it above the turmoil of temporal things to rest in God. The soul cannot progress except with the light, which God has given it as a nuptial gift; love works the likeness of God into the soul. The peace, freedom, and blessedness of all souls consist in their abiding in God's will. Towards this union with God for which it is created the soul strives perpetually.