12 November 2007

Old Lutheran Quote of the Day

How completely different is the wealth of the Church, which possesses glorious things that are preached in it and believed by it. It has a gracious God and Savior, forgiveness of all its sins, a peaceful conscience, the hope of eternal life, heavenly comfort in all its earthly distress, and true joy of the heart. The Church does not seek happiness, like the world, for it already has it. Even the poorest member of the Church knows he is richer than all the kings of the earth, and therefore he does not exchange his earthly want for all of the world's wealth, his lowliness for all the world's grandeur, and his suffering for all the world's joy. - C.F.W. Walther, *God Grant It!* p. 858

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