17 October 2007

Old Lutheran Quote of the Day

How strange!  Every day we ask and desire the saints to care for our necessities, and St. Paul teaches us (Rom xii.13) to distribute to theirs!  -- Blessed Martin Luther, Sermon for the Second Sunday after Epiphany, 1525

2 comments:

Christine said...

Speaking of saints -- this probably isn't the proper place to post this but I'm not sure if anyone is still reading the posts about the saints below.

From the book of Tobit, 12:5 the angel Raphael speaks:

I can now tell you that when you, Tobit, and Sarah prayed, it was I who presented and read the record of your prayer before the Glory of the Lord; and I did the same thing when you used to bury the dead. Chapte

Tobit is aware of their prayers. Of course, these passages would not be relevant to the Christian bodies that do not incorporate this canon of Scripture into their Bibles.

Christine said...

Oh good grief, that should have been Raphael is aware of their prayers.

Arrrgh.