Heinrich Von Wier 2

Thoughts of a man who learned wisdom.

Whose Fault

Did you know that it’s all your fault? Everything bad is your fault. Your greatest granddad and grandma went wrong. You were there. That’s right. You were him. You were her. You are Adam. You are Eve. Why? Because if you could have been a better chooser, God would have used you. But you or I would have done exactly the same as they did. We would have eaten the fruit just like they did. We were them. They were us. So all the bad that came from that decision is your fault, and my fault.

The Optimism of God

God knows the first two humans will make a terrible choice. But He also knows that the story will not end there. He knows that some people will find out what he is really like: good, kind and ready to help. Yes, some of us will learn his true nature. And will begin to love him.

Love Believes All Things

Love believes all things. Do bad things happen? Yes. Are some people trying to take advantage of us? Sure. We can believe those things but love believes all things. Love believes God overrides all that. He is working things out for us beyond all that. He is working all things together for our good. We believe all things and are not deceived because we also believe that God is our Father: a powerful caring father who has us in his hand at all times.

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Heinrich Von Wier

Thoughts of a man who learned wisdom.

Love God

The first commandment is to love God. Why would he command love? It is because he knows no other relationship.

Son of Man

Some say that Jesus was God and became a man. But it says that the Word became flesh and lived among us. That is quite different.

Corruption of Sin

Jesus showed us what sin had done to us when he handed himself over for men to do their worst to him. Men destroyed him in a method meant to cause as much humiliation and suffering as possible. This terrible deed shows us how sin had corrupted men so that they could do all this to the good man. And sin will eventually corrupt each of us completely.

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Some thoughts of Blaise Pascal

Examine

If we examine our thoughts, we shall find them always occupied with the past and the future.

Two Kinds

There are only two kinds of men: the righteous who think they are sinners and the sinners who think they are righteous.

Reason

The supreme function of reason is to show man that some things are beyond reason.

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Some thoughts of Blaise Pascal

Loved

Human beings must be known to be loved; but the Divine must be loved to be known.

Truth

Truth is so obscure in these times, and falsehood so established, that, unless we love the truth, we cannot know it.

Evil Doings

Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.

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Some thoughts of Blaise Pascal

Happiness

If our condition were truly happy, we would not seek diversion from it in order to make ourselves happy.

The Greatness of Man

The greatness of man is great in that he knows himself to be wretched. A tree does not know itself to be wretched.

Wine

Too much and too little wine. Give him none, he cannot find truth; give him too much, the same.

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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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