19 September 2011

New Lutheran Quote of the Day

Once we are united with Christ, the conscience becomes the main battleground.  Any attacks from the world around us, no matter how real, merely divert and distract us from that chief place of engagement.  We ourselves are the battlefield.  -- Dr. John Kleinig, Grace upon Grace, p. 224.


Rev. Paul L. Beisel said...

Amen and Amen!

William Weedon said...

Ditto that. It reminded me of the collect for peace and the prayer for deliverance from the fear of our enemies. I love that. It doesn't ask that we be delivered from our enemies; they aren't the problem. The problem is that we fear them. It asks to be delivered from THAT! The problem is always, finally, inside us.