Friday, April 22, 2011

Luther on the Passion

"He has shown us great kindness and we should never forget it, but always thank him and find comfort for ourselves, confessing, His pain is my comfort, his wounds, my healing; his punishment, my redemption; his death, my life.  No one can preach it sufficiently; no one can be sufficiently amazed that so great a person came from heaven, stepped into our place, and suffered death for us.  We have been visited graciously and redeemed with a great price."
--Luther's Good Friday sermon, preached 1533, at home in the Lutherhalle

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