28 March 2007

Old Lutheran Quote of the Day

Inwardly, the devil wounds my soul with the poison and fiery darts of temptation. Outwardly, he harasses me with adversaries and a thousand traps. He is like a serpent because of his treacherous deception, a lion because of his violent aggression, and a dragon because of his cruel oppression. If he dared to attempt to make himself commander of the heavenly army, will he keep himself from me, a common soldier? If he did not think twice to oppose the very Head, is there any wonder that he attempts to destroy a weak member of the mystical body? -- Johann Gerhard, *Meditations on Divine Mercy* XIII

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