03 July 2006

Gem from the Hauspostil

If you are a pastor engaged in preaching and teaching your people, and the response hasn't been all that great, don't be dismayed and diverted. Say to yourself: God has ordered me to proclaim his Word, and that's what I'll continue to do. If it doesn't always proper, God knows why; if my work does thrive, it pleases both him and me. The same attitude should prevail in any other of life's callings. - Martin Luther, House Postil, II:288,289 (Trinity V)

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