The Wanderer

As I walked through the wilderness of this world …

Luther walks the line

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I know the world and his wife have already shared this, but I so appreciate the calm confidence of Luther here, as—amidst the bubonic plague—he walks the happy path of faith, far from either folly or fear:

I shall ask God mercifully to protect us. Then I shall fumigate, help purify the air, administer medicine and take it. I shall avoid places and persons where my presence is not needed in order not to become contaminated and thus perchance inflict and pollute others and so cause their death as a result of my negligence. If God should wish to take me, he will surely find me and I have done what he has expected of me and so I am not responsible for either my own death or the death of others. If my neighbour needs me however I shall not avoid place or person but will go freely as stated above. See! This is such a God-fearing faith; it is neither brash nor foolhardy and does not tempt God.

The whole letter is here, with the quote at the bottom of page six.

Written by Jeremy Walker

Thursday 19 March 2020 at 07:45

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  1. Reblogged this on Tales and Rhymes.

    Bekah

    Thursday 9 April 2020 at 23:58


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