THIS book is informative as well as being so panoramic in breath and depth
that often--while reading it--one feels wondrously ecstatic.
MS DELIO gathers TEILHARD de CHARDIN's insights and infuses them with the latest scientific findings
as well as the wealth of thought from PROCESS THEOLOGIANS like WHITEHEAD and HAUGHT.
THE greatest gift this book offers is an awakened and revitalized HOPE for the human venture:
cynicism and despair are replaced by enthusiasm and reverence.
HERE's a taste from a book within which almost every paragraph sends one into joyous contemplation.
If there is a movement towards wholeness in the universe,
then it is first a movement toward wholeness of soul.
Wholeness is the integrated field of energy whereby
all bodies are joined together by a luminous thread of love.
This can take place only when each soul discovers its own power to expand
and hence its power to unite.
Cosmic-unity is first self-unity; this is the core of the Christian spiritual journey.
To participate in the flourishing of life in the universe is to discover first the inner universe;
indeed, the secret of the universe lies within.
Human action is to help evolution advance in every field of enterprise--
business, science, education, law, agriculture, social sciences, cultural and artistic pursuits--
all of which are involved in a transforming process much greater than ourselves.
We are not called to relate to a God without a world.
To love God we must also love what God loves.
We are called to love this created world as God loves it.
We are to help transform this universe in Christ by seeing Christ in the universe
and loving Christ in the heart of the universe.