Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Love Descends

"We conclude, therefore, that a Christian lives not in himself, but in Christ and in his neighbor. Otherwise he is not a Christian. He lives in Christ through faith, in his neighbor through love. By faith he is caught up beyond himself into God. By love he descends beneath himself into his neighbor."

    — Martin Luther On Christian Liberty (Minneapolis, MN: Augsburg Fortress, 2003), 62

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