“Let man live at a distance from God, and the universe remains neutral or hostile to him. But let man believe in God, and immediately all around him the elements, even the irksome, of the inevitable organize themselves into a friendly whole, ordered to the ultimate success of life. For the believer everything is still, externally and individually, what it is for all the world; and yet God’s power solicitously adapts the whole to serve him. At every moment it in some way re-creates the universe expressly for the man who prays to it. ‘Credenti omnia convertuntur in bonum.’ “
Teilhard de Chardin, Pierre (2002-11-18). Christianity and Evolution (Harvest Book, Hb 276) (Kindle Locations 404-408). Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Kindle Edition.
Yes, for me the world has meaning because of my belief in God and my faith and trust that all will be well because of the love of God. Teilhard has an amazing way of expressing these things. Thanks for sharing.
Lynda, thank you for sharing your wonderful thoughts. Sometimes, when I am in a narcissistic state of mind, I wish that that God did not exist, if only to give credence to the primary of my own ego. Fortunately, for me it is the overwhelming intellectual evidence for God and more importantly, those rare occasions when I have had a deep mystical experience that sustain me and help recenter me towards the Creator.