07 July 2020

Luther and Lewis

Learn here to seek your neighbour as a lost sheep, to cover his shame with your honour, to let your sanctity be a cover for his sins... Why? Because you would that it should so be done to you. That is what Christ does too. He, too, could bring shame on us, and tread us under His feet, but He does not do so. And you must do the same.—Martin Luther, Sermons, 1522

For when God rules a human heart, though He may sometimes have to remove certain of its native authorities altogether, He often continues others in their offices and, by subjecting their authority to His, gives it for the first time a firm basis.—C. S. Lewis, Business of Heaven, p. 175

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