10 July 2007

Old Lutheran Quote of the Day

A certain wise man said that chastity of body and purity of spirit are the two keys of religion and happiness. If the body is not kept pure and chaste, it will scarcely be possible for the soul to glow with a holy fervor in prayer. - Johann Gerhard, *Sacred Meditations* XXXVII

1 comment:

Anastasia Theodoridis said...

Yes, well, one cannot sin bodily until the soul has first consented, yes?