Waiting For God - Part I, Letter IV: “Spiritual Autobiography” Summary & Analysis

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Pages 21 through 24 —This letter is by far the longest of the collection and is dated May 15, 1942. Though Weil is about to leave Father Perrin, their letter correspondence continues. In reference to the previous letter, Weil says that she wants to explain the enormous debt she owes Father Perrin by recounting her own spiritual autobiography. She believes that if Father Perrin really understands her spiritual state of being he will not feel as if he failed to bring her to baptism.

Weil begins by stating that Father Perrin did not bring her to the Christian faith and that this is a positive thing, as she has never had any reason to refuse his message. She believes that she has never, at any moment in her life, sought after God. She has always waited. When she was young God was presented...

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