Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (May 12, 2014): Freedom of Christianity

The Divine Milieu

The Divine Milieu

“Christianity is not, as it is sometimes presented and sometimes practiced, an additional burden of observances and obligations to weigh down and increase the already heavy load, or to multiply the already paralyzing ties of our life in society. It is, in fact, a soul of immense power which bestows significance and beauty and a new lightness on what we are already doing.” — Teilhard de Chardin, The Divine Milieu, pp. 34-35.

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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3 Responses to Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (May 12, 2014): Freedom of Christianity

  1. Lynda says:

    How absolutely true! And I am incredibly grateful.

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  3. Michael says:

    I really like this sentiment because it seems to me that a “miracle” in daily life is seeing a situation with fresh eyes, seeing through what we thought was a limiting or debilitating condition to the face of Christ that lies just beyond (or within) it. A way of seeing that changes everything.

    Michael

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