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Some thoughts of Blaise Pascal

Misery

All man’s miseries derive from not being able to sit quietly in a room alone.

Wager

Belief is a wise wager. Granted that faith cannot be proved, what harm will come to you if you gamble on its truth and it proves false? If you gain, you gain all; if you lose, you lose nothing. Wager, then, without hesitation, that He exists.

Pride and Despair

Jesus is the God whom we can approach without pride and before whom we can humble ourselves without despair.

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Thoughts of a woman who knew God because she did what Jesus said.

Great Things

God has created us for great things: to love and offer love, to experience tenderness toward others, as he did, and to know how to offer Jesus to others. People are not hungry for us; they are hungry for God.

How Many

God will not ask how many books we have read; how many miracles we have worked; but he will ask if we have done our best, for the love of Him.

The Joy of the Lord

We are at His disposal. If he wants you to be sick in bed, if he wants you to proclaim his work in the street, if he wants you to clean the toilets all day, that’s all right, everything is all right. We must say, “I belong to you. You can do whatever you like.” And this is our strength, and this is the joy of the Lord.

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Thoughts of a woman who knew God because she did what Jesus said.

Love in Action

Christ wants to offer us the means of putting our love for him into action. He becomes hungry, not only for bread but for love. He becomes naked, not only for a piece of clothing but for love that understands, for human dignity. He becomes dispossessed, not only for a place of shelter but for the sincere and deep love for one another.

Simplest Way

The simplest way of becoming light (in this world) is by being kind and loving, thoughtful, and sincere with each other: “By this they will know that you are my disciples.”

Purpose

All of us have been given the opportunity to be completely possessed by Jesus. The work he has entrusted to you and me is nothing more than putting our love for him into action. What you do, I cannot do. What I do, you cannot do. But together you and I can do something beautiful for God.

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Thoughts of a woman who knew God because she did what Jesus said.

Chosen

“You have not chosen me, but I have chosen you.” Jesus has chosen us for himself. We belong to him. Let us be so convinced of this belonging that we allow nothing, however small, to separate us from his love.

Greater Things

We must know that we have been created for greater things, not just to be a number in the world, not just to go for diplomas and degrees, this work and that work. We have been created in order to love and to be loved.

Spoiled

No one spoils us as much as God Himself. See the wonderful gifts he has given us freely? You can all see — if God were to take money for your sight what would happen? Continually we are breathing and living on oxygen we did not pay for.

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Some thoughts of Blaise Pascal

Impossible

But it is impossible that God should ever be the end, if He is not the beginning. We lift our eyes on high, but lean upon the sand; and the earth will dissolve, and we shall fall while looking at the heavens.

Nature

Nature is an infinite sphere of which the center is everywhere and the circumference nowhere.

By One Man

The true religion teaches us that by one man all was lost, and the bond broken between God and us, and that by one man the bond is renewed.

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Thoughts of a woman who knew God because she did what Jesus said.

No Limit

There is no limit to God’s love. It is without measure, and its depth cannot be sounded. This is shown by his living and dying among us. Now turn the same picture around. There must be no limit to the love that prompts us to give ourselves to God, to be the victim of His unwanted love, that is the love of God that has not been accepted by men.

Tender

God loves us with a tender love. That is all that Jesus came to teach us, the tender love of God. “I have called you by name, you are Mine.”

Remember

Remember that when your heart feels restless, when your heart feels hurt, when your heart feels like breaking – then remember, “I am precious to Him. He loves me. God loves me.” And to prove that love he died on the cross.

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