Friday, August 08, 2014

Pascal: convincing the whole man

Friday, August 8, 2014
    Feast of Dominic, Priest, Founder of the Order of Preachers, 1221
    I will not venture to speak of anything except what Christ has accomplished through me in leading the Gentiles to obey God by what I have said and done—by the power of signs and miracles, through the power of the Spirit. So from Jerusalem all the way around to Illyricum, I have fully proclaimed the gospel of Christ.
    —Romans 15:18-19 (NIV)
    Miracles and truth are necessary, because it is necessary to convince the entire man, in body and soul.
    ... Blaise Pascal (1623-1662), Pensées (Thoughts) [1660], P.F. Collier & Son, 1910, #806, p. 285 (see the book)
    See also Rom. 15:18-19; Matt. 11:2-5; Luke 4:14; Acts 1:8; 15:12; 1 Cor. 1:22-25; 2 Cor. 12:12; Heb. 2:4
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, Your power is manifest all around us.
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