BELIEVED IN GOD
was brought up by my parents and my brother in a complete agnosticism, and I
never made the slightest effort to depart from it; I never had the slightest
desire to do so . . . In spite of that, ever since my birth . . . not one of
my faults, not one of my imperfections really had the excuse of ignorance. I
shall have to answer for everything in that day when the Lamb shall come in
. . . is truth itself."
is in affliction itself that the splendour of God's
mercy shines, from its very depths, in the heart of its
existing thing is equally upheld in its existence by
creative love. The friends of God should love Him to the point of merging
their love into His with regard to all things here below."
do not need any hope or any promise to know that God is rich in mercy. I
know the wealth of His with the certainty of experience; I have touched it."
we really love God, we necessarily think of Him as being, amongst other
things, the soul of the world; for love is always connected with a body, and
God has no other body which is offered to our senses except the universe
Then each occurrence, whatever it may be, is like a touch on the part of
God; each even, each thing that takes place, whether it be fortunate,
unfortunate or unimportant from our particular point of view, is a caress of
should give God the strict minimum of place in our lives, that which it is
absolutely impossible for us to refuse Him - and earnestly desire that one
day, and as soon as possible, that strict minimum may become all."
G.A. The Simone Weil Reader. New York: David McKay Co. Inc. 1977.
Weil, S. The Notebooks of Simone
Weil, Vol. I. London: Routledge and Kegan Publ., 1956.