A Prophecy For Humankind

April 10, 2012

Back in the 60s I came across a quote from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, and I have tried to find it off and on ever since. In today’s readings in Give Us This Day, there it was following a small bio acknowledging the date of Father Teilhard’s death in 1955. It reads,

The day will come when, after harnessing the ether, the winds, the tides, and gravitation, we shall harness for God the energies of love. And on that day, for the second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire.

I can’t imagine his being alive today, what he would be thinking, what he would be praying for, how he would assess the strength of the prevailing wind against his vision, his hope for all of us.

Perhaps when we realize the futility of what we want over and against our ordained stewardship to and for each other and all creation, things will begin to change.

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