Discovering Fire

Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love. And then, for the second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire.

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

One of my favorite philosophers, Teilhard (tay-yar) was a French Jesuit priest and a paleontologist. He was also an optimist. We need some optimism today. Everywhere around the globe negative news floods us. Negative, complaining people are everywhere.

A valid exercise for us at the beginning of the day and at the examen at the end of the day would be to inquire of ourselves, “What will I do (have I done) today that harnesses in at least some small way the energies of love for the honor of God?”

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