Sunday, October 26, 2008

Reformation

According to the church calendar we celebrate Reformation Sunday today, even though the actual day is not until October 31st. It just falls that way this year on account of All Saints' Day being right after Reformation and then jumping right into advent.
Anyway, I know Martin Luther wasn't perfect, but I believe he did get quite a few things right in terms of his theology and did, in fact, effect much needed change within the church.
Here are a few of my favorite quotes from Martin Luther.

  • Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.
  • Everything that is done in the world is done by hope.
  • Faith is permitting ourselves to be seized by the things we do not see.
  • Forgiveness is God's command.
  • God writes the Gospel not in the Bible alone, but also on trees, and in the flowers and clouds and stars.
  • To go against conscience is neither right nor safe. Here I stand, I can not do otherwise.
  • I more fear what is within me than what comes from without.
  • The man who has the will to undergo all labor may win to any good.
  • You are not only responsible for what you say, but also for what you do not say.

2 comments:

Joyce said...

Great Martin Luther quotes. Very pithy. My favorite is:
Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.
We are to "occupy" until the Lord returns. I think that means He wants us to get things done!

Crystal Laine Miller said...

I enjoyed reading this post and being reminded.

I really like the first quote from Martin Luther, especially, but all are good choices.

Thanks for continuing to post! I draw a lot of strength from reading what you have to say and share.