14 July 2008

Old Lutheran Quote of the Day

Ought I not spit myself in the face, that while others rush pell-mell toward hell, I don't crawl towards heaven? - Blessed Martin Luther, Sermon for 9 Trinity Housepostils II:353

3 comments:

beth said...

What does this mean? (a proper Lutheran question!)

Anastasia Theodoridis said...

It'd be fairly hard to do...easier just to start crawling!

William Weedon said...

Anastasia,

His point indeed.

Beth, he was pointing out the effort that the children of this world put into their striving for money, health, fame and such, and how little effort our Lord's own people put forth toward holding onto the gift of the Kingdom and living toward that reality.