ah, Luther

I notice that you have a great deal to say of the doctrine of faith and love which is preached to you, and this is no wonder; an ass can also intone the lessons, and why should you not be able to repeat the doctrines and formulas? Dear friends, the kingdom of God, and we are that kingdom, does not consist in talk or words but in activity, in deeds, works, and exercises. God does not want hearers and repeaters of words but followers and doers, and this occurs in faith through love.

Martin Luther, Invocavit Sermons, 1522


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