May 29, 2011

Teilhard de Chardin on the Cosmic Christ Becoming (or, "Holy Evolution, Batman!")

"Since Jesus was born, and grew to his full stature, and died, everything has continued to move forward because Christ is not yet fully formed: he has not yet gathered about him the last folds of his robe of flesh and of love which is made up of his faithful followers. The mystical Christ has not yet attained to his full growth; and therefore the same is true of the cosmic Christ. Both of these are simultaneously in the state of being and becoming; and it is from the prolongation of this process of becoming that all created activity ultimately springs. Christ is the end-point of evolution, even the natural evolution, of all beings; and therefore evolution is holy."

~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Hymn of the Universe, p. 132 (Pensees #58)

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