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reading Pascal

"He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also, he has put eternity into man's heart, yet so that he cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end." (Ecclesiastes 3:11 ESV) "I have discovered that all the unhappiness of men arises from one single fact, that they cannot stay quietly in their own chamber." (Blaise Pascal) "'There is no peace,' says the LORD, 'for the wicked.'" (Isaiah 48:22) WE ARE RESTLESS. Why don't people see that knowing God, their Creator and Redeemer, would bring such great and eternal satisfaction? In his Confessions Augustine wrote about the restlessness within the heart of man before coming to God. John Calvin in his Institutes wrote about how our misery and alienation from God should drive us to seek to know who God is, that we may find in him the life and peace we long for. But generally, people seek for peace through other pursuits: money, politics, sex, romance, the joy of sports