Sunday, 11 November 2012

Nothing in my hands I bring

I'm enjoying reading excerpts from Luther sermons on the gospels, taken from Praying the gospels with Martin Luther: Finding freedom in Love

These words accompany his sermon on Matthew 9.18-26, 'A girl restored to life and a woman healed'.
For this reason the Lord is pictured to us in today’s Gospel, mingling among the people, drawing all the world unto himself by his friendliness and comforting doctrine so that they may cling to him with their hearts, depend upon his goodness, and hope to receive from him both spiritual and temporal treasures. Nor do you see him take anything from those he heals and helps; yea, he receives nothing from them but scorn and mockery, as we shall hear. (Vol. 5:328–343)
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