Evolution At The Beginning of Possibilities

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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Evolution is possibly only at the beginning of its possibilities.  But such thinkers as Teilhard de Chardin who propose this evolutionary development as God’s way of creating suggests that the divine plan is moving humans as the most developed of rational beings and, hence, capable of knowing, as the great saying I think of Huxley: “In humans the universe becomes conscious of itself.”  Evolution doesn’t in any way contradict the power of God.


La Evolución al comienzo de sus posibilidades.

La evolución posiblemente esté solo al comienzo de sus posibilidades. Pero pensadores como Teilhard de Chardin, que propone que este desarrollo evolutivo es la manera en que Dios crea, sugiere que el plan divino está impulsando a los humanos como seres racionales más desarrollados y, por tanto, capaces de conocer, como creo que dijo acertadamente Huxley: “En los humanos el universo se hace consciente de si mismo.” La evolución de ningún modo contradice el poder de Dios.