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Teilhard de Chardin, Pierre - Phenomenon of Man - Love

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000934

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Pierre Teilhard de Chardin – Phenomenon of Man

Love alone is capable of uniting living beings in such a way as to complete and fulfil them, for it takes them and joins them by what is deepest in themselves.  This is a fact of daily experience.  At what moment do lovers come into the most complete possession of themselves if not when they say they are lost in one another?  In truth, does not love every instant achieve all around us, in the couple or the team, the magic feat, the feat reputed to be contradictory, of 'personalising' by totalising?  And if that is what it can achieve daily on a small scale, why should it not repeat this one day on world wide dimensions?

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Teilhard de Chardin, Pierre

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