GOOD FRIDAY MEDITATION and TEILHARD de CHARDIN
Crucified – image by bruce witzel
Prophet of Cosmic Hope
Excavating the life of the visionary paleontologist-priest Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
“Teilhard was one of the first scientists to realize that the human and the universe are inseparable. The only universe we know about is a universe that brought forth the human.”
Sphere of Consciousness
and the progressive thinking of Teilhard de Chardin
“It is our duty as men and women to proceed as though the limits of our abilities do not exist.”
Maev Beaty and Cyrus Lane in a scene from Adam Seybold’s drama The De Chardin Project at Theatre Passe Muraille, Toronto. 2013 photo by Michael Cooper.
“In the final analysis, the questions of why bad things happen to good people transmutes itself into some very different questions, no longer asking why something happened, but asking how we will respond, what we intend to do now that it happened.”
from Holy Spirit Elementary School, High River Alberta – bruce witzel photo
The most satisfying thing in life is to have been able to give a large part of one’s self to others.
World-wide student climate strike Sept. 27, 2019 – bruce witzel photo
“Love alone is capable of uniting living beings in such a way as to complete and fulfill them, for it alone takes them and joins them by what is deepest in themselves.”
NASA Image – North America and South America, at night
Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love, and then, for a second time in the history of the world, humanity will have discovered fire.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
May 1, 1881 – April 10, 1955
Henry Miller Memorial Library in Big Sur, California – photo by Bruce
My God, My God. Why have you forsaken me?
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