Saturday, June 13, 2009

Sustained with love

This was a very difficult week for many people we love, both here in Charlottesville and far away from us in California. Lori and I are very grateful to so many of you who helped us stay connected with those who are so dear to us. I will say more at some point, but for now I want to simply give you this poem:
From “Meditation” 
by Teilhard de Chardin (French) c.1881

is the free and imaginative outflowing
of the Spirit over all unexplored paths.
It links those
who love in bonds that unite,
but do not destroy, causing them to discover in their mutual contact
an exultation capable of stirring in the very core
of their being all that they possess
of ‘uniqueness’ and ‘creative’ power.
Love alone
can unite living beings
so as to complete and fulfill them,
for it alone joins them by what is deepest
in themselves. All we need
is to imagine our ability to love
developing until it embraces the totality
of the people of the Earth.

this transformation of love is quite possible.
What paralyzes life is failure to believe
And failure to dare.
The day will come when,
after harnessing space,
the winds,
the tides,
and gravitation,
We shall harness for God the energies of love.
And, on that day, for the second time
in the history of the world,
we shall have discovered fire.

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