Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (December 15, 2014): Suffering as a Means to Union with God

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“I like to think that gradually, instead of being weighted down by your external cares, you’ll find yourself to some extent carried by them towards God, by the need you feel, in your love, to do something for him and your inability to do anything worth while except in close union with Him. Prayer and action should nourish one another — that goes without saying.” (emphasis in original)

–– Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, The Making of a Mind; Letters from a Soldier-Priest (p. 206)

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 (December 15, 2014): Suffering as a Means to Union with God

  1. Lynda says:

    God is not interested in our ability but in our availability. Teilhard says it so well. Thank you.

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