When God contemplates some great work, He begins it by the hand of some poor, weak, human creature, to whom He afterwards gives aid.

-Martin Luther
Martin Luther

The human heart is like a millstone in a mill: when you put wheat under it, it turns and grinds and bruises the wheat to flour; if you put no wheat, it still grinds on, but then 'tis itself it grinds and wears away.

Martin Luther
At night always carry in your heart something from Holy Scriptures to bed with you, meditate upon it like a ruminant animal, and go softly to sleep; but this must not be too much, rather a little that may be well pondered and understood, that you may find a remnant of it in your mind when you rise in the morning.
Martin Luther

The heart of the giver makes the gift dear and precious.

Martin Luther
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!
Martin Luther

The inner man cannot be forced to do out of his own free will, what he should do, except the grace of God change the heart and make it willing.

Martin Luther
All our experience with history should teach us, when we look back, how badly human wisdom is betrayed when it relies on itself
Martin Luther

They [rulers] must act like a good physician who, when gangrene has set in proceeds without mercy to cut, saw, and burn flesh, veins, bone, and marrow. Such a procedure must also be followed in this instance. Burn down their synagogues, forbid all that I enumerated earlier, force them to work, and deal harshly with them, as Moses did... If this does not help we must drive them out like mad dogs.

Martin Luther
It is necessary to understand that Black Power is a cry of disappointment. The Black Power slogan did not spring full grown from the head of some philosophical Zeus. It was born from the wounds of despair and disappointment. It is a cry of daily hurt and persistent pain.
Martin Luther

We are not yet what we shall be, but we are growing toward it, the process is not yet finished ...

Martin Luther
Next to theology I give music the highest place of honor.