07 February 2011
And does the fact...
...that it was all wiped out 15 or 16 years later - as the Imperial armies besieged and destroyed Magdeburg and slaughtered its citizenry - make it all a pointless endeavor? Or was the effort poured out in those 15 years to supply the people of God in that place with the richness of God's Word so that they could meet the coming atrocity with faith in our Lord's unfailing promises to them what made it all worthwhile? I'd say the later - and that this is always the strength of the liturgy: it prepares us not for the good times, but for facing the day of the judgment in saving faith and for living already the joys of the resurrection.
Posted by William Weedon at 8:46 PM