A cosmology is not just a theoretical enterprise, but a way also to gain our bearings in the inner world.
Mary Conrow Coelho
More and more people are deepening their awareness of Teilhard de Chardin‘s insight:
In Teilhard’s estimation . . . it is in us, and as far as we yet know, only in us, that the Creation has become self-aware. Our eyes are the eyes through which the Earth finally beholds her own beauty, and, just as importantly, knows that she beholds it. Human beings are not above the Creation, but are themselves the Creation, that part of the Creation that is self- conscious. John R. Mabry
I found that a hard saying when I first heard it (from Miriam MacGillis in 1979). It took me years to identify myself that way, steeped as I was in a cultural paradigm of separate, isolated components with…
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Teilhard gives us so much to think about and he has influenced my thinking a great deal. I quoted him when presenting the topic of creation the other night to the RCIA. “We are collaborators of creation” because God is still creating. Thanks for this post.
Lynda, I love that quote! Your catechists are blessed to have you with them on their journey.
I’m reading your blog and links very carefully. I hold you entirely responsible for the effect that they may have.
What I’m curious about is, where on earth you find the time to construct such fine articles!
I’m left with little room, due to the powers of my deductive reasoning, other than to suggest that it’s that annoying thing called ‘natural talent’.
They are a great pleasure and resource to me.
Elementary my dear William of Baskerville, if that is your real name!
Des, you are too kind. I’m not sure how much talent has to do with it as I do not have many original thoughts but I read a lot and think a lot and this blog is an outlet to share what is on my mind. I am glad that you find it helpful and I sincerely appreciate your contributes. As Teilhard de Chardin and Pope Benedict would say, we are all part of the developing Noosphere and I am trying to use the gifts that God has blessed me with to make my modest contribution to its development.
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