Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Paschal on tensions

"Christianity is strange; it bids man to recognize that he is vile, and even abominable, and bids him want to be like God. Without such a counterweight his exultation would make him horribly vain or his abasement horribly abject. "

"There is no doctrine better suited to a man than that which teaches him his dual capacity for receiving and losing grace, on account of the dual danger to which he is always exposed of despair or pride."

Pensees p110 - folio edition

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