Third Sunday of Advent

It is done.

Once again the Fire has penetrated the earth.
Not with sudden crash of thunderbolt,
riving the mountain-tops:
does the Master break down doors to enter his own home?
Without earthquake, or thunderclap:
the flame has lit up the whole world from within.
All things individually and collectively
are penetrated and flooded by it,
from the inmost core of the tiniest atom
to the mighty sweep of the most universal laws of being:
so naturally has it flooded every element, every energy,
every connecting link in the unity of our cosmos;
that one might suppose the cosmos to have burst spontaneously into flame.

--Teilhard de Chardin

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