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Day 31. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin: Redemptive suffering

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Each day of Lent (minus Sundays) we'll bring you words of wisdom from spiritual guides.


31. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin: Redemptive suffering
What a vast ocean of human suffering spreads over the entire earth at every moment! Of what is this mass formed? Of blackness, gaps, and rejections. No, let me repeat, of potential energy. In suffering, the ascending force of the world is concealed in a very intense form. The whole question is how to liberate it and give it a consciousness of its significance and potentialities.


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