A Twentieth Century Commonplace Book for Amusement, Consideration and Inspiration.
Wednesday, 9 November 2011
What a happiness, what a joy it is to be quite sure that there is a God. Not anything built up by mere human reasoning, no clever or subtle hypothesis, nothing particularly French or German or English but something as infinitely more real than the air around us, and the pollen of flowers, and the flight of the birds, and the trials and troubles and the needs of our little lives stimulated and enriched by the lives of creatures so different from ourselves, touching us continually all round; and the fundamental assurance is not simply one of variety or even of richness. It is an assurance accompanying and crowning all such sense of variety, of a reality, of the reality, one and harmonious, strong and self sufficing, of God.
Baron Friedrich Von Hugel: the last paragraph dictated for his unfinished book,The Reality of God