“What else does this craving, and this helplessness, proclaim but that there was once in man a true happiness, of which all that now remains is the empty print and trace?
This he tries in vain to fill with everything around him, seeking in things that are not there the help he cannot find in those that are, though none can help, since this infinite abyss can be filled only with an infinite and immutable object; in other words by God himself”
[This is from page 75 of Blaise Pascal’s Pensees (New York; Penguin Books, 1966).]
Way back in February of 2006, I shared the quote that is commonly assumed to come from Pascal, “There is a God-shaped vacuum in the heart of every person, and it can never be filled by any created thing. It can only be filled by God, made known through Jesus Christ.” However, as I found out through comments and checking up on it, that that was not a correct quote. And since many people are searching for Pascal’s quote, I thought it would be wise to post the correct one in bold letters!
I love the real quote even better!!
Let’s be reminded to each day fill our lives to overflowing with our Savior. Let’s remember to love on those who are around us who are trying in vain to fill their emptiness. We are have what they need, and they need to see a difference in us.
Good night! 🙂
God bless you!