Thursday, March 26, 2009

Fire!

"One day, after we have have mastered the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we will harness for God the energies of love and then, for the second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered FIRE!" Teilhard de Chardin.

This is another of the statements I had on a small card on the wall of my first apartment when I went off to college at the ripe old age of barely 18. Hmmmmm . . . that would have been quite a few years ago but I still remember the quote very clearly and wonder what it will be like when man discovers fire, again. It's hard to imagine the impact of the discovery of fire on our world/culture. We put a lot of effort into mastering the tangible sources of power like winds, waves, tides and gravity but it's hard to wrap our minds around this power called love.

How will the world be different when we step-up to de Chardin's challenge and "harness for God the energies of love"?

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