Homilies, Musings, and What-not from a Lutheran Pastor
29 September 2021
Gerhard and Walther
Whenever I meditate upon the suffering of my Lord, I cannot but venture a great deal in respect to the love of God and His forbearance toward my sins. He bends His head to kiss me; He extends His arms to embrace me; He opens His hands to bestow gifts upon me; He opens His side that I may behold His heart glowing with love for me; He is lifted from the earth that He may draw all men to Himself.—Johann Gerhard, Sacred Meditation VII
According to its spiritual understanding, the Third Commandment was given not just to the Jews, but also to all people, and it remains in force until the Last Day.—C. F. W. Walther, God Grant It!, p, 759.