21 December 2008

Old Lutheran Quote of the Day

This is God's comfort and His surpassing goodness, that man (if he believes) may glory in such a treasure that Mary be his very Mother, Christ his Brother, and God his Father. For all these things have happened that we might believe in them. See, then, that you make this birth your own and change with Him, so that you may be rid of your birth, and may take over His, which comes to pass as you believe it. Thus you surely sit in the Virgin Mary's lap and are her darling child. -- Blessed Martin Luther, Sermon for Christmas Day, 1522

2 comments:

Scott Larkins said...

Ave Maria
Gratia plena
Dominus tecum
Benedicta tu in mulieribus
Et benedictus fructus ventris
Tui, Jesus

Dr Matt Phillips said...

Awesome quote. Luther could preach so poetically and with great meaning.