An obscurity of both sin and ignorance

“Above all it is thus that we can acquire the virtue of humility, and that is a far more precious treasure than all academic progress. From this point of view it is perhaps even more useful to contemplate our stupidity than our sin. Consciousness of sin gives us the feeling that we are evil, and a kind of pride sometimes finds a place in it.” Simone Weil, Reflections on the Right Use of School Studies with a view to the Love of God.