“God Coming to Be” (Sr. Ilia Delio)

[Jesuit priest and Paleontologists Teilhard de Chardin] spent his life trying to show that evolution is not only the universe coming to be, but it is God who is coming to be. 

Divine Love, poured into space-time, rises in consciousness and erupts in the life of Jesus of Nazareth, becoming the pledge of our future in the risen Christ: “I am with you always until the end of the world” (Matthew 28:20).

We can read the history of our 13.7 billion year old universe as the rising up of Divine Love incarnate, which bursts forth in the person of Jesus, who reveals Love’s urge toward wholeness through reconciliation, mercy, peace, and forgiveness. Jesus is the love of God incarnate, the whole-maker who shows the way of evolution toward unity in love.

In Jesus, God breaks through and points us in a new direction; not one of chance or blindness but one of ever-deepening wholeness in love. In Jesus, God comes to us from the future to be our future. Those who follow Jesus are to become whole-makers, uniting what is scattered, creating a deeper unity in love. [1]

[1] Ilia Delio, “Love at the Heart of the Universe,” Oneing, Vol. 1, No. 1 (CAC: 2013), 21-22.

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