"If 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 itself. 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 Gods.
(Weil, 1956, 322)
We 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.
S. The Notebooks of Simone Weil, Vol. I. London: Routledge and Kegan Publ., 1956.