Sunday, July 11, 2010

Pascal on our wretchedness

Penses 192: "Knowing God without knowing our own wretchedness makes for pride. Knowing our own wretchedness without knowing God makes for despair. Knowing Jesus Christ strikes the balance because he shows us both God and our own wretchedness."

3 comments:

Cami said...

Wow, this puts a powerful truth in simple sentence form!

I.I. said...

Some of these folks from the past have things to teach us, if we ooen our ears.

Cami said...

You're right there - in fact, I feel that words of truth that survive survive for this reason, ergo, "the classics." :) God uses them to pave a way, to confirm, to assure, if we will heed.