Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (October 27, 2014): Human Work in the Glory of God

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The Sistine Chapel

 

“One by one, through human effort aided by God, souls are distilled, precious drops, — and the nectar which comes at the end has not the same savour as that which flowed first. Each has its own exquisite value. In that lies the meaning of human work, of the desperate search to master the secrets and energies (good and bad) of the world: to perfect, to purify, psychic life (individual and collective) so that types of perfection [in God’s image] may ultimately be seen. . . “

– Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, The Making of a Mind; Letters from a Soldier-Priest (p. 180)

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 (October 27, 2014): Human Work in the Glory of God

  1. “…the end has not the same savour as that which flowed first.” Love that…

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