12 April 2010

New Lutheran Quote of the Day

Finally, how confident the Holy Supper makes us with respect to the corruption of our body! The Holy Supper is a true new tree of life. The first Christians were well acquainted with all of this. For this reason they called the Holy Supper the viaticum of dying Christians. In the persecutions they partook of it daily. They often spent great sums of money to procure permission to bring the Holy Sacrament to those who were to die a martyr's death [as they waited] in prison. -- from a sermon by C. F. W. Walther, cited in *The Lord's Supper* by Dr. John R. Stephenson, p. 204.

1 comment:

Phil said...

Hah! I breezed past that the first time. Very interesting.