Simone Weil

The grace to transform our troubles

We must not wish for the disappearance of our troubles but the grace to transform them.
~ Simone Weil

Hope is the foundation of the spiritual life

Waiting patiently in hope and expectation is the foundation of the spiritual life.

~ by Simone Weil

Grace is the only exception

All the natural movements of the soul are controlled by laws analogous to those of physical gravity. Grace is the only exception.
~ by Simone Weil

Love is a direction

To love is not a state; it is a direction.

~ by Simone Weil

The soul's natural inclination to love beauty is the trap God uses

The soul’s natural inclination to love beauty is the trap God most frequently uses in order to win it and open it to the Breath from on high.

 
~ Simone Weil

Prayer consists of attention

Prayer consists of attention ... all the attention of which the soul is capable toward God.


~ Simone Weil

Our soul makes constant noise

Our soul makes constant noise, but it has a silent place we never hear. When the silence of God enters us, pierces our soul, and joins its silent sacred palce, then God is our treasure and our heart. And space opens before us like a fruit that breaks in two. Then we see the universe from a point beyond space.

~ Simone Weil thanks to Liz Stewart

The beauty of the world

The beauty of the world is the co-operation of divine wisdom in creation. All love of universal beauty proceeds from God dwelling in our souls and goes out to God present in the universe.

~ from WAITING FOR GOD by Simon Weil
Waiting for God
By Simone Weil

We must not wish for the disappearance of our troubles

We must not wish for the disappearance of our troubles, but the grace to transform them.

~ Simone Weil
The Simone Weil Reader
By Simone Weil
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