03 September 2007

Old Lutheran Quote of the Day

The law of love for the neighbor demands that we rejoice in the happiness of our enemy as if it were our own and grieve over his misfortune as if it had befallen us. It requires us to be just as concerned for his temporal and eternal welfare as we are for our own, and to pray just as heartily for him as for ourselves. We must be more interested in our offender's obtaining forgiveness from God for his sin against us than in receiving an apology from him ourselves. -- C. F. W. Walther, *God Grant It!* p. 686

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