Mass for the World

The day will come when, after harnessing the ether, the winds, the tides, gravitation, we shall harness for God the energies of love.  

— Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Three months of useless terror and killing in Ukraine, another mass killing of innocent victims in a primary school in Texas in the United States....WHEN will we ‘harness energies of love?. Teilhard de Chardin wrote these words 100 years ago, around the first World War when as a Jesuit priest he offered his ‘Mass for the World’ in response to the devastation and destruction of world war.

What have we learned since? Mankind seems more enamored of a love of violence, being right, and attack than of learning genuine love.

Where does it take us? We are on a path of no return….climate destruction, war, civil violence….yet stubbornly we persist in trying to ‘win’. Are we really happier?

I wonder how far we are ready to go….to prove we are ‘right’.


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