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