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Creation Not a One-Time Event

Series: 
Love Matters
Week: 
8

Love Matters are wisdom words from Fr. Thomas Keating spoken during the filming of the new series God is Love: The Heart of All Creation. Some are included in the series; others are from footage published here for the first time. A new word will be posted every Monday throughout the year. May they serve to inspire hope and lift your heart.

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English Transcript: 

We’re dealing with the God whom we can know in some degree through creation and through grace and through religion and through sound doctrine and that always implies practices for human nature to heal its wounds which are accepted by every religious tradition that I know of but which are a part of the evolutionary hypothesis that is saying that when God chose to create it was not a one-time event.

So the idea that this process is continuing, or maybe has just begun, is fascinating because there’s no telling where it might go.  But at some point, the end is fairly clear – if we knew what it meant – that God will be all in all.  What does that mean?  In another text: “Christ will be everything in everyone.” 


 

Spanish Transcript: 

La Creación No Sucedió Por Única Vez

Estamos hablando del Dios al que podemos conocer en cierta medida a través de la creación y por la gracia, y por medio de la religión, y por medio de la doctrina, y eso siempre implica ciertas prácticas para que la naturaleza humana cure sus heridas, prácticas que son aceptadas por todas las tradiciones religiosas que conozco, pero que son parte de una hipótesis evolutiva que nos dice que, cuando Dios eligió crear, no sucedió por única vez.

La idea de que este proceso continúa, o quizá recién ha comenzado, es fascinante, porque no podemos predecir adonde va a conducirnos. Pero en algún punto el final esta bien claro – si supiéramos que quiere decir:  “que Dios será todo en todo.” ¿Qué significa esto? En otro texto dice:  “Cristo será todo en todos.”

 

Category: 
God Is Love