To be saved is to be one whose basic bias is toward universal love, which is the opposite of “the world’s” orientation to self. To begin to turn to that new orientation is to enter the process of metanoia.
“[The] exchange of love between the Father and the Son passes through the creation. All we are asked to do is consent to its passing through. We are nothing else but this consent.” — Simone Weil
The gift of spiritual life, while received and acting inwardly, remains always outside us, “at hand” but beyond our grasp — the gracious presence of the Spirit, the divine relationality ….