Monday, July 20, 2009


The Divine Milieu by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, SJ is a masterful work on spiritual theology. Here are a couple of quotes I like:
The day is not far distant when humanity will realize that biologically it is faced with a choice between suicide and adoration.

The Christian, who is by right the first and the most human of men, is the more subject than others to this psychological reversal whereby, in the case of all intelligent creatures, joy in action imperceptibly melts into desire for submission, and the exaltation of becoming one’s own self into the zeal to die in another. Having been perhaps primarily alive to the attractions of union with God through action, he begins to conceive and then to desire a complementary aspect, an ulterior phase, in his communion: one in which he would not develop himself so much as lose himself in God. 
He does not have to look far to discover possibilities and opportunities for fulfillment in this gift of self.
Nathan O'Halloran, SJ

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