11 April 2008

Old Lutheran Quote of the Day

It is as a baptized member of the Christian community that the individual Christian receives the Holy Communion, and it is precisely the sacrificial giving up of one's self for Christ and for the sake of His Bride the Church that our reception of the Holy Communion implies. We receive it no only so that through it God might strengthen us individually in faith toward Him, but also that He might increase our fervent love to one another. -- Piepkorn, *The Church* p. 240

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