It is her birthday month. The Saint was perhaps the deepest and most beautiful thinker of her century.
Simone Weil left us with these five self-judgments:
1. Not to be dishonored.Her essay on concentration ("Reflections on the Right Use of School Studies with a View to the Love of God"), concentration being the ultimate act of love, puts the reader in a state of Grace.
2. Not to die without having existed.
3. To traverse this somber age in manly (or womanly) fashion.
4. To perish with a clear vision of the world we shall be leaving behind.
5. To work toward a clear comprehension of the object of our efforts, so that, if we cannot accomplish it, we may at least have willed it, and not just have desired it blindly.