Love: The Catalyst of Spiritual Evolution

I am reblogging this post on Teilhard de Chardin. I disagree with some of the preliminary comments but I agree with the central premise on Teilhard de Chardin’s belief of the necessity of unconditional love as a key turning point in human evolution. Special thanks to Geralyn at Keeping Company blog who had excellent additions to the post.

The Green Hills Philosopher

Ten Commandments With only two weeks now before the beginning of Lent, the Scriptures appointed for the next two Sundays point to the addressing of the Commandments given to Moses and reiterated [1] throughout the five books of the Torah—the first five of the Bible. During the Sundays of Lent, many congregations recite the commandments as a part of the Sunday worship with a promise that with God’s help they will keep the Commandments.

We know that they tell us what we shall not do, which translates into what we should not and will not do to fulfill the divne and human covenant. But have you ever thought about what they tell us to do? The commandments, as we read them are actually in two parts. The first part instructs the faithful to love God and the second part requires us to love our neighbors. Jesus restates this truth when he is…

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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 ( 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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9 Responses to Love: The Catalyst of Spiritual Evolution

  1. Ken corbin says:

    Agreed. The challenge is how to live life with all the messiness and still experience the divine presence in it all.

  2. Lynda says:

    Selfless love is in the centre of everything; however, in my humanity I am imperfect. All I can do is to intentionally walk with Christ every day and accept my imperfection while, at the same time, embracing the love of Christ for me and for every atom of creation – to endeavor to see Christ in all things and to love the Christ that I see in all things. It is humbling to recognize Christ. What a challenge! Thank you for this post.

    • Lynda:

      Thank you so much for the beautiful comment. It provides us with a lot to reflect on. I especially like the extension of the energy of love to every atom of creation.

      W. Ockham

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