The ultimate work of civilization is the unfolding of ever-deeper spiritual understanding.
— Arnold Toynbee

The "unfolding of spiritual understanding" refers not just to spiritual growth, but to spiritual synthesis, a bringing together of the great, life-affirming traditions. This is not an easy task, and it becomes more difficult in this period of division and conflict. May we all do our part to bring about this global transformation.

Wayne Teasdale, The Mystic Hours