Mondays with Marty

In this week’s installment from Off the Record with Martin Luther, Luther marvels at the fact God entrusts his message to preachers:
3492. It is an oddity that God entrusts us preachers to the office of His Word, with which we are to rule over the hearts of people which we cannot see into. But it is the office of our God, who says to us: “Go, preach, I will make you successful, I know the hearts of men.” That should be a comfort to us, even when the world laughs at our mission. Just as it is related that Maximilian once burst out laughing heartily at himself, and he explained later: “I laugh to think God has entrusted His mission to a drunk and disagreeable cleric, who climbs into the pulpit like a goat.” (p. 223)
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