27 November 2007

Old Lutheran Quote of the Day

In all circumstances and conditions of life we need to fear the wiles of the devil. In prosperity he puffs us up with pride; in adversity he sinks us into despair. -- Johann Gerhard, *Sacred Meditations* XXVII

1 comment:

susan said...

This is so true and it reminds me of an old saying that helps me keep perspective in both prosperity and adversity:

Self-importance protrudes itself into every situation. Each day you are confronted by your own sense of self-importance.