‘Certainty, certainty…’

The French philosopher, mathematician and scientist, Blaise Pascal, is considered one of history’s dozen most brilliant minds. But Pascal found his greatest truth in his experiences of faith. One evening he felt the reality of Jesus Christ in such intensity that he wrote: ‘God of Abraham, God of Isaac, God of Jacob. Not of the Philosophers and Scientists. Certainty, certainty, feeling joy, peace. God of Jesus Christ’. He copied this on parchment and sewed it into the lining of his coat, where it was found by his servant after his death several years later. For Pascal the greatest reality was not what he discovered in laboratory experiments, but the spiritual reality he found in his innermost being.
It’s a reality that’s there for us to discover too. The pre-requisites for us, as for him, are an open mind and a seeking heart.

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