Archive for November 20th, 2016

Quote of the Day

The following quote is from Pastor and Professor Johann Gerhard (1582-1637) and his reflection on Last Sunday after Pentecost, St. Luke 23:27–43, the Penitent Criminal.  Pr. Gerhard points out something about this criminal (literally, “evil doer”), when he talks with the other evil-doer that can easily be glossed over:

Along with this confession also came love, as he admonishes the other unrepentant criminal and would gladly bring him to the fear of God, so that while there still was time, he would desist [from his slander), confess his transgression, and turn to Christ. This was a great work of love, for one can show no greater love to the next person than when one with teaching, comfort, admonition, and warning shows him the true Way to salvation.

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