In his third installment, Scott Neely finishes his series in response to 1 Corinthians 12:1-11, exploring the unity and uniqueness of the Spirit’s presence:

 

To one there is given through the Spirit a message of wisdom, to another a message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit, to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues, and to still another the interpretation of tongues. All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he distributes them to each one, just as he determines.

(1 Corinthians 12:8-11)

 

 

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Scott Neely, The Same Spirit, detail, 2017
Mixed media on paper, 9″ x 12″
Series of seven drawings

 

 

Scott Neely, The Same Spirit, detail, 2017
Mixed media on paper, 9″ x 12″
Series of seven drawings

 

 

Scott Neely, The Same Spirit, detail, 2017
Mixed media on paper, 9″ x 12″
Series of seven drawings

 

 

Scott Neely, The Same Spirit, detail, 2017
Mixed media on paper, 9″ x 12″
Series of seven drawings

 

 

Scott Neely, The Same Spirit, detail, 2017
Mixed media on paper, 9″ x 12″
Series of seven drawings

 

 

Scott Neely, The Same Spirit, 2017
Mixed media on paper, 9″ x 12″
Series of seven drawings

 

 

From the Artist:
 
The gift within
each of us,
 
the quiet flame we carry
in the shape of our soul,
 
each so different
for one another,
 
each the image
of the Same.
 
“The shape of the soul is a circle.” Joseph Campbell, interpreting Plato