24 October 2007

Old Lutheran Quote of the Day

Like the planets go round the sun, so the congregation in its services, full of loveliness and dignity, moves about her Lord.  In holy childlike innocence, which only a childlike innocent heart rightly understands, the host of redeemed sanctified children of God moves in worship about the universal Father and the Lamb, and the Spirit of the Lord of Lords leads them.  The spiritual joy and heavenly delight which such enjoy in their participation in the Liturgy, cannot be described; it impresses even those who are less devout, and the pure confession has no lovelier form, no more attractive manner, than when it is engaged in adoration and praise. -- Wilhelm Löhe, *Three Books* pp. 196, 197

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