Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (September 2, 2013): Depths of God


“Lord, I know we cannot forestall, still less dictate to  you, even the smallest of your actions; from you alone comes all initiative—and this applies in the first place to my prayer.

Radiant Word, blazing Power, you who mold the manifold so as to breathe your life into it; I pray you, lay on us those your hands—powerful, considerate, omnipresent, those hands which do not (like our human hands) touch now here, now there, but which plunge into the depths and the totality, present and past, of things so as to reach us simultaneously through all that is most immense and most inward within us and around us.”

— Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, “Mass on the World

About William Ockham

I am a father of two with eclectic interests in theology, philosophy and sports. I chose the pseudonym William Ockham in honor of his contributions to philosophy, specifically Occam's Razor, and its contributions to modern scientific theory. My blog (www.teilhard.com) explores Ignatian Spirituality and the intersection of faith, science and reason through the life and writings of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (pictured above).
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2 Responses to Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (September 2, 2013): Depths of God

  1. Lynda says:

    As I read this prayer and then prayed it slowly, I was reminded of Pope Francis’ request that September 7th be set aside as a day of fasting and prayer for world peace. This humble and beautiful prayer is so appropriate as we recognize that God loves all people and will listen as we come to God with humble and contrite hearts.

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