Monday, May 18, 2009

Harnassing the Energies of Love

Someday after we have mastered the winds,
the waves, the tides and gravity,
we shall harness for God the energies of love.

Then for the second time in the history of the world,
we will have discovered FIRE.

~Teilhard de Chardin

Of Note: Love is the all-consuming fire of which Jesus spoke. In the teachings of ageless wisdom all energy is described as fire, but love provides the special fuel whereby burning fusion is possible. It is the next evolutionary step for all of us. A burning love makes all things possible. President Obama seems to know this as well. During the Notre Dame University commencement speech yesterday, he spoke these eloquent words:
"So many of you at Notre Dame--by last count, upwards of 80%--have lived this law of love through service you've performed at schools and hospitals, international relief agencies and local charities. Now you must carry the tradition forward. Make it a way of life. Because when you serve, it doesn't just improve your community, it makes you a part of your community. It breaks down walls. It fosters cooperation. And when that happens--when people set aside their differences to work in common effort toward a common good, when they struggle together, and sacrifice together, and learn from on another--ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE."
This whole document is worthy of serious reflection at

Today's Weather Report: It was a strange weekend weatherwise. Early Saturday morning brought snow--not a lot, but snow nonetheless. Then the temps hovered at about 35 degrees Fahrenheit the rest of the day while wild winds made the air even colder. We were greeted Sunday morning with temps in the high twenties although by last evening it was 50 or so. Today was more moderate. The walleye fishermen who came up from Chicago thought this was just perfect weather to catch fish, and they were quite successful in that endeavor. Though, even those intrepid souls said that this was some of the coldest fishing weather they'd had in all the years they've been getting together. And that's saying something since this was at least their 30th year doing just that.

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