Quote of the Week

Martin Luther, writing to a despondent friend, 1532:

“Good friends have informed me that the evil one is tempting you severely with weariness of life. Our Lord Jesus Christ also found life to be burdensome, yet he was unwilling to die unless it was his Father’s will.  Accordingly, be resolute, and say to yourself wrathfully, ‘Not so, good fellow. No matter how unwilling you are to live, you are going to live and like it! Begone, you thoughts of the devil! To hell with dying and death! You will get nowhere with me!’

Via Ray Ortlund