Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Bookshelf: Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

I am not going to lie. We are a little nervous about some aspects of our return to the United States. It's a pretty crazy time for us. The biggest and scariest thing for us is what is biggest and scariest for many Americans: the job and the health care.

Our lives right now are filled with a significant amount of uncertainty. It's the unknown we're hurling toward. And that's okay. Unknown is okay. But uncertainty is fertilizer for for anxiety and fear. Those two things are not particularly useful as you lay your plans for the future.

What you gotta do, and what we're trying to do, is tally up what is known and unknown. Take stock of what is certain, make a best guess at things that are uncertain, and turn everything else over to God.

All my books are now packed away. The only one left unpacked is The Divine Milieu by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. I'm very glad to have old Pierre Teilhard along for this portion of the journey.

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