I cannot and will not recant anything, for to go against conscience is neither right nor safe. Here I stand, I can do no other, so help me God.
On October 31, 1517 Martin Luther published his 95 Theses against the doctrine of indulgences. He nailed them to the doors of the Castle Church. In honor of Reformation Day, I decided to post a few quotes by Martin Luther - that great Reformer to whom we owe so much.
"Peace if possible, truth at all costs."
"Beautiful music is the art of the prophets that can calm the agitations of the soul; it is one of the most magnificent and delightful presents God has given us."
"I have held many things in my hands, and I have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in God's hands, that I still possess."
A few years ago I was perusing the book shelf at a thrift store, an intriguing title caught my eye. The book was entitled: "Martin Luther Had a Wife." It told the love stories of men like Luther, Edwards, and Wesley. Here are a few quotes about marriage from the monk-turned-husband:
"There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage."
"Let the wife make the husband glad to come home, and let him make her sorry to see him leave."
For those who know my history as a "Baptist Nun" you will understand part of my fascination with Katie Luther - who was a nun before marrying Martin Luther in 1525.