fired for the future
Everyone wants something larger, finer, better for mankind.
Scattered throughout the apparently hostile masses
which are fighting each other,
there are elements everywhere which are only waiting
for a shock in order to re-orient themselves
and unite.

All that is needed is that the right ray of light
should fall upon these men as upon a cloud of particles,
that an appeal should be sounded
which responds to their internal needs,
and across all denominations,
across all the conventional barriers which still exist,
we shall see the living atoms of the universe
seek each other out,
find each other
and organize themselves...

On that day, after harnessing the winds,
the waves, the tides and gravity,
we shall harness -- for God -- the energies of love.
And then, for the second time in the history of the world,
man will have discovered fire. 

                                         --- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

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