Year of grace 1654, Monday 23 November, feast of St. Clement … from about half past ten at night to about half an hour after midnight, FIRE. God of Abraham, God of Isaac, God of Jacob, not of philosophers and scholars. Certitude, heartfelt joy, peace. God of Jesus Christ. God of Jesus Christ. “My God and your God.” … Joy, Joy, Joy, tears of joy… Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ. May I never be separated from him. Blaise Pascal (November 24, 1654)