"Waiting For God" by Simone Weil.
Simone Weil (3 February 1909 – 24 August 1943) was a French philosopher, Christian mystic, and political activist.Stephen Plant - Simone Weil. Source: St. John's Nottingham. Date Published: April 22, 2012. Description:
Weil's life was marked by an exceptional compassion for the suffering of others; at the age of six, for instance, she refused to eat sugar after she heard that soldiers fighting in World War I had to go without. She died from tuberculosis during World War II, possibly exacerbated by malnutrition after refusing to eat more than the minimal rations that she believed were available to soldiers at the time.
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