[This past week, we have been visited by Brad Jersak whose studies have focused on George Grant and Simone Weil. This passage on the importance of understanding a God who steps back to make space for us rather than dominating comes from Brad’s new translation of Weil]:
Religions with this conception of renunciation, this voluntary distance, this voluntary effacement of God, His apparent absence and His secret presence here below … these religions are the true religion, translations of the Great Revelation into different languages. Religions that represent divinity as commanding wherever it has the power to do so are false. Even if they are monotheistic, they are idolatries.
– Simone Weil, Awaiting God