Bread Deniers


The soul knows for certain only that it is hungry. . . .
A child does not stop crying if we suggest to him
that perhaps there is no bread.
It goes on crying just the same.

–Simone Weil

Christ or Truth?

Jacob Wrestiling with GodFor it seemed to me certain, and I still think so today, that one can never wrestle enough with God if one does so out of pure regard for the truth. Christ likes us to prefer truth to him because, before being Christ, he is truth. If one turns aside from him to go toward the truth, one will not go far before falling into his arms.
–Simone Weil,
Waiting for God