• Since once again, O Lord, in the steppes of Asia, I have no bread, no wine, no altar, I will raise myself above those symbols to the pure majesty of reality, and I will offer to you, I, your priest, upon the altar of the entire earth, the labor and the suffering of the world.

    Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1969). “Building the Earth: And The Psychological Conditions of Human Unification”