30 November 2011

New Lutheran Quote of the Day

We must realize that Religion is not primarily a refuge, but a sacrifice.  That is the heart of the Christian Religion.  It was the heart of our Lord's life.  It must be ours.  Then the divine Love floods our souls and captivates our lives.  Are you saved the Cross?  Then your life with its struggles has been caught up with His strength, so that now you can do all things through Christ Who strengthens you.  It is no longer I , but Christ in me.  That is what is means to be saved by the cross.  -- Berthold v. Schenk, The Presence, p. 76.

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