The Beauty of the World



I'm currently reading The Need for Roots: Prelude to a Declaration of Duties Towards Mankind by Simone Weil 


She's a very quirky philosopher. 

This passage stood out to me. 

"The beauty of the world is the mouth of a labyrinth. The unwary individual who on entering takes a few steps is soon unable to find the opening. Worn out, with nothing to eat or drink, in the dark, separated from his dear ones, and from everything he loves, and is accustomed to, he walks on without knowing anything or hoping anything, incapable even of discovering whether he is really going forward or merely turning round on the same spot. But this affliction is as nothing compared with the danger threatening him. For if he does not lose courage, if he goes on walking, it is absolutely certain that he will arrive at the center of the labyrinth. And there God is waiting to eat him. Later he will go out again, but he will be changed, he will have become different, after being eaten and digested by God. Afterward he will stay near the entrance so that he can gently push all those who come near into the opening.
The beauty of the world is Christ's tender smile for us coming through matter." - Simone Weil, The Need for Roots

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