Pascal, Our very sins prove the care of God

If some of these men, who, by an extraordinary vocation, have made profession of withdrawing from the world and adopting the monks’ dress, in order to live in a more perfect state than ordinary Christians, have fallen into excesses which ... Read More | Share

Pascal, Proof of Jesus Christ

The supposition that the apostles were impostors is very absurd. Let us think it out. Let us imagine those twelve men, assembled after the death of Jesus Christ, plotting to say that He was risen. By this they attack all the powers. The ... Read More | Share

Pascal, The infinite distance of love

The infinite distance between body and mind is a symbol of the infinitely more infinite distance between mind and love; for love is supernatural. All the glory of greatness has no lustre for people who are in search of understanding. The ... Read More | Share

Pascal, What man ever had more renown than the Christ?

What man ever had more renown? The whole Jewish people foretell Him before His coming. The Gentile people worship Him after His coming. The two peoples, Gentile and Jewish, regard Him as their centre. And yet what man enjoys this renown ... Read More | Share

Pascal, The Effect and Sign of the Coming of the Christ

Jesus Christ came to blind those who saw clearly, and to give sight to the blind; to heal the sick, and leave the healthy to die; to call to repentance, and to justify sinners, and to leave the righteous in their sins; to fill the needy, and ... Read More | Share

Pascal, Lost in this corner of the universe

When I see the blindness and the wretchedness of man, when I regard the whole silent universe, and man without light, left to himself, and, as it were, lost in this corner of the universe, without knowing who has put him there, what he has ... Read More | Share

Pascal, We make an idol of truth itself

God prefers rather to incline the will than the intellect. Perfect clearness would be of use to the intellect, and would harm the will. To humble pride. We make an idol of truth itself; for truth apart from charity is not God, but His image ... Read More | Share

Pascal, The Mystery of Jesus

Jesus suffers in His passions the torments which men inflict upon Him; but in His agony He suffers the torments which He inflicts on Himself; turbare semetipsum. This is a suffering from no human, but an almighty hand, for He must be ... Read More | Share

Pascal, We know life and death only through Jesus Christ

Not only do we know God by Jesus Christ alone, but we know ourselves only by Jesus Christ. We know life and death only through Jesus Christ. Apart from Jesus Christ, we do not know what is our life, nor our death, nor God, nor ... Read More | Share

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