Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (December 22, 2014): The Incarnation

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The Incarnation is a making new, a restoration, of all the universe’s forces and powers; Christ is the Instrument, the Center, the End, of the whole of animate and material creation; through Him, everything is created, sanctified and vivified. This is the constant and general teaching of St. John and St. Paul (that most “cosmic” of sacred writers), and it has passed into the most solemn formulas of the Liturgy: and yet we repeat it, and generations to come will go on repeating it, without ever being able to grasp or appreciate its profound and mysterious significance, bound up as it is with understanding of the universe.

 

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. The Future of Man (Kindle Locations 4692-4696).

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 (December 22, 2014): The Incarnation

  1. Lynda says:

    This is such a powerful expression of the composition of the Liturgy. I have often expressed that I fear that people don’t “get” the Liturgy. If we listened with our hearts, we would be filled with wonder and awe at the magnificence and beneficence of our God. Thank you for this quote.

  2. All encompassing and so powerfully explicit.

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