I was just thinking about something that I read by Simone Weil and I hope I didn’t misunderstand her.
She said that without God we are reduced to just matter. And like matter we are at the mercy of an indifferent/mindless universe just like any other bit of matter bouncing around the universe since the Big Bang. But, with God’s grace we can rise above matter and become free beings that can choose freely. Basically, free will is a supernatural gift from God.
It kind of makes sense to me but I was wondering if this is in line with Catholic Philosophy/Theology. It helps me make sense of the idea that through obedience to God we can become free (which I tend to not really understand all that well).
Sorry this isn’t thought out more but I was hoping to hear others thoughts on it.