The Human Soul On Fire

The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire. — Ferdinand Foch.

One may not be able to detect when a human soul is on fire from appearances. You’ve heard the expression about “underneath a calm exterior burns a passionate heart.” But at some point you realize that the person is passionate and his/her soul is on fire. Great leaders like Gandhi, MLK, JFK souls were on fire. I’ve had the honor to meet a few souls on fire and whiten experience.

Lent was a time to ignite our own flame, but if the spark didn’t take don’t lose heart. We all have the ability to develop a passion for something good and worthy. Never give up hope even if you are as old as I am. In each of us is a soul ready to be ignited and burn brightly.

About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.


  1. There is a marker on the Courthouse Square noting Ferdinand Foch’s speech there following WWI. Grandparents were impressed by him and all were thankful for his service as Supreme Allied Commander. He also was quite the philosopher-a good combination I think.
    Lets start a “Souls on Fire” group!

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