Friday, February 21, 2014

A Voice from the Past - Luther

Thus there remains in us an everlasting strife and resistance, so that much impurity is always creeping in and thus dividing our person, and there can be no flawless purity, or a good conscience or perfect love, except perhaps what may appear to be so to men.

Martin Luther, 1483-1546, On the Sum of the Christian Life, (Sermons I, Luther's Works, Volume 51, translated by John W. Doberstein, general editor Helmut T. Lehmann, Muhlenburg Press, 1959, p. 275)

Is this true of us? How should it affect our approach to life?

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