“The energies of love”

The day will come when,
after harnessing the ether,
the winds, and the waves,
the tides, gravitation,
we shall harness for God
the energies of love.
And, on that day,
for the second time
in the history of the world,
man will have discovered fire.

~Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

A Blessing

May you recognize in your life
the presence, power, and light of your soul.

May you realize that you are never alone,
that your soul in its brightness and belonging
connects you intimately with the rhythm of the universe.

May you have respect for you own individuality and difference.

May you realize that the shape of your soul is unique,
that you have a special destiny here, that behind the facade
of your life there is something beautiful, good, and eternal happening.

May you learn to see yourself with the same delight, pride,
and expectation with which God sees you in every moment.

~John O’Donohue