There's nothing like an empty or sinful soul. Either one got a soul full of spirit or it's nothing there.
A sin committed to serve the flesh and so it's just stuck there -no way out, like Adam with his infamous Bite that caused the seed stuck. Everything a soul can do for that so-called "original-sin" is trying to make a compensation the most and the best it can -while committing no new one (or other faults) on its part.
One always can make one's own spirit with the desire that it would belong to God some day. Such desire alone can give life to such man-made spirit.
Then it comes the hardship of waiting (for Godot), the only chance given to prove the stability of a solid will -where a phoenix might borne from ash.
MY SORRY EXCUSE: -I know I must be a sort of stone-faced thick-skinned loud-mouthing too to speak like this in a flatly deaf place, but I used to speak to my Knees and so that is No Big Deal, as long as there's still the feeling of Being-Something. It's that Feeling that counts.