Wednesday, September 3, 2008

THE LEAST OF OUR TASKS
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin connects our daily work to communion with God

"The closeness of our union with God is in fact determined by the exact fulfillment of the least of our tasks. God, in all that is most living and incarnate in Him, is not far away from us, altogether apart from the world we see, touch, hear, smell, and taste about us. Rather, He awaits us every instant in our action, in the work of the moment. There is a sense in which He is at the tip of my pen, my spade, my brush, my needle--of my heart and of my thought. By pressing the stroke, the line, or the stitch, on which I am engaged, to its ultimate natural finish, I shall lay hold of that last end toward which my innermost will tends."

-- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin in Divine Milieu


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