I see a word that hates evil more than it loves good.
Let the wife make the husband glad to come home, and let him make her sorry to see him leave.
In this Revolution no plans have been written for retreat.
Faith is permitting ourselves to be seized by the things we do not see. Martin Lu
How great, therefore, the wickedness of human nature is! How many girls there are who prevent conception and kill and expel tender fetuses, although procreation is the work of God.
The whole Turkish empire is nothing else but a crust cast by Heaven's great Housekeeper to His dogs.
The word and works of God is quite clear, that women were made either to be wives or prostitutes.
There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage.
At Sussen, the Devil carried off, last Good Friday, three grooms who had devoted themselves to him.
We must beat the Gospel into peoples' heads incessantly because it's the one thing we're prone to forget.
May a merciful God preserve me from a Christian Church in which everyone is a saint! I want to be and remain in the church and little flock of the fainthearted, the feeble and the ailing, who feel and recognize the wretchedness of their sins, who sigh and cry to God incessantly for comfort and help,
Whatever man loves, that is his god. For he carries it in his heart; he goes about with it night and day; he sleeps and wakes with it, be it what it may - wealth or self, pleasure or renown.
All who call on God in true faith, earnestly from the heart, will certainly be heard, and will receive what they have asked and desired.
So great are the effectiveness and power of the Word of God that the more it is persecuted the more it flourishes and grows.
To gather with God's people in united adoration of the Father is as necessary to the Christian life as prayer.
For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver.
He who wholly renounces himself, and relies not on mere human reason, will make good progress in the Scriptures; but the world comprehends them not, from ignorance of that mortification which is the gift of God's word.
To progress is always to begin always to begin again
What can only be taught by the rod and with blows will not lead to much good; they will not remain pious any longer than the rod is behind them.
In the bonds of Death He lay Who for our offence was slain; But the Lord is risen to-day, Christ hath brought us life again, Wherefore let us all rejoice, Singing loud, with cheerful voice, Hallelujah!
Rest in the Lord; wait patiently for Him. In Hebrew, "Be silent in God, and let Him mould thee." Keep still, and He will mould thee to the right shape.
Every occupation has its own honor before God. Ordinary work is a divine vocation or calling. In our daily work no matter how important or mundane we serve God by serving the neighbor and we also participate in God's on-going providence for the human race.
Astrology is framed by the devil, to the end people may be scared from entering into the state of matrimony, and from every divine and human office and calling.
Angels are our true and trusty servants, performing offices and works that one poor miserable mendicant would be ashamed to do for another.
When we hear that Christ was made a curse for us, let us believe it with joy and assurance. By faith Christ changes places with us. He gets our sins, we get His holiness.
When the Scripture speaks, God speaks
When schools flourish, all flourishes. Martin Luthe
This life therefore is not righteousness, but growth in righteousness, not health, but healing, not being but becoming, not rest but exercise. We are not yet what we shall be, but we are growing toward it, the process is not yet finished, but it is going on, this is not the end, but it is the road.
Lord, grant that anger or other bitterness does not reign over us, but that your grace, genuine kindness, loyalty, and every kind of friendliness, generosity, and gentleness may reign in us. Amen
He who loves not wine, women and song remains a fool his whole life long.