26 April 2011

New Lutheran Quote of the Day

For the Crucified One becomes a figure of the past if His true body and His true blood, what He sacrificed for our sins on Golgotha, are not present in the Sacrament of the Altar and given to us.  And the One who is coming again becomes a figure of a distant, unforeseeable future that lies beyond the scope of our life unless the Church's prayer, "Maranatha," "Come, Lord Jesus," is already fulfilled now in every celebration of the Lord's Supper.  -- Hermann Sasse, *We Confess:  the Sacraments* p. 121.

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