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Humans at a Threshold

Series: 
Love Matters
Week: 
12

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: 

Teilhard’s thought is that biological evolution is really complete as a project - that now that there are enough people, the commandment to increase and multiply and fill the earth has shifted to the spiritual plane or to the level of higher states of consciousness so that the new thrust or focus of evolution is on the human being and its capacity for wholeness which is a term that seems preferred to some of the others.  So humans then are at the threshold of a capacity as a race, and not just as individuals, to move into this higher aspect of God that seems to be anticipated in some of the scriptural discussions of apocalyptic discoveries or the New Creation that is described in the Book of Revelation, and so on. So that puts a great human focus on the main issue or obstacle to moving on in evolution to this focus on higher states of consciousness and the capacity to see God in everything, to respond to every situation according to God’s will rather than our inclinations or our particular cultural inclinations and so on. 


 

Spanish Transcript: 

Los humanos en un punto de inflexión

La idea de Teilhard es que la evolución biológica está en realidad completa como proyecto – que ahora que hay un número suficiente de personas, el mandamiento de crecer y multiplicarse y poblar la tierra ha cambiado al plano espiritual, o al nivel de los estados más elevados de consciencia, de modo que el nuevo impulso o foco de la evolución se centra en el ser humano y su capacidad para la plenitud, que es un término que parece preferirse antes que otros. Por lo tanto, los humanos están en el umbral de ser capaces, como raza y no solo como individuos, de acceder a un aspecto más elevado de Dios, tal como parece anticiparse en algunos de los análisis de descubrimientos apocalípticos a la luz de las escrituras, o la Nueva Creación que se describe en el Libro de las Revelaciones. De manera que esto hace que el foco recaiga en el mayor problema u obstáculo para evolucionar a estos estados más elevados de consciencia y la capacidad de ver a Dios en todo, de responder a toda situación según la voluntad de Dios y no de nuestras inclinaciones o nuestras predisposiciones culturales.

 

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God Is Love