Sunday, September 25, 2011

Pascal: the unknown worshippers

Sunday, September 25, 2011
    Feast of Lancelot Andrewes, Bishop of Winchester, Spiritual Writer, 1626
    Commemoration of Sergius of Radonezh, Russian Monastic Reformer, Teacher, 1392
    [The LORD to Elijah:] “Yet I reserve seven thousand in Israel—all whose knees have not bowed down to Baal and all whose mouths have not kissed him.”
    —1 Kings 19:18 (NIV)
    “I have reserved me seven thousand.” I love the worshippers unknown to the world and to the very prophets.
    ... Blaise Pascal (1623-1662), Pensées (Thoughts) [1660], P.F. Collier & Son, 1910, n. 788, p. 278 (see the book)
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, Your name is praised around the world.
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