Thursday, October 8, 2009


by Blaise Pascal

This day of grace 1654;
from about half past ten at night, to half after midnight,

God of Abraham, God of Isaac, God of Jacob,
not of the philosophers and of the learned.
Security, security. Feeling, joy, peace.
God of Jesus Christ
Thy God shall be my God.
Forgetfulness of the world and all save God.
He can be found only in the ways taught in the Gospel.
Greatness of the human soul.
O righteous Father the world hath not known Thee,
but I have known Thee.
Joy, joy, joy, tears of joy.

I have separated myself from Him.
My God, why has Thou forsaken me?...
That I be not separated from Thee eternally.
This is life eternal: That they might know Thee
the only true God, and Him who Thou has sent, Jesus Christ,
Jesus Christ,
Jesus Christ.
I have separated myself from Him; I have fled, renounced, crucified Him.
May I never be separated from Him.
He maintains Himself in me only in the way taught in the Gospel.
Renunciation total and sweet.
Complete submission to Jesus Christ.
Eternally in joy for a day's exercise on the earth.
May I never forget your words. Amen.