"I have only made this letter longer because I have not had the time to make it shorter." ~Blaise Pascal, 1657
I love this Pascal quote because, as you know, I write 1-minute devotions.
But Pascal is best known as a 17th Century genius who loved Jesus. He encouraged other intellectuals to seek Jesus with their hearts, not their minds.
"Pascal's Wager": If the Gospel is true and you accept Christ, you have everything to win. If it's not true, you've lost nothing.
Besides his influential theological writings, Pascal also did work that advanced science and mathematics. His inventions included the calculator, syringe, hydraulic lift, and wristwatch.
Even though he died at age 39 and experienced enormous health, financial and spiritual challenges during his lifetime, his life and faith impacted the world.
Well, I could write more, but I've taken time to make this short.: )
Sources: Blaise Pascal, Christian History; Blaise Pascal, Wiki, Great Creation Scientist