Peace in External Things?

Posted: November 22, 2012 by pastorericrhann in Christian History, Quotables
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As we approach Thanksgiving and Christmas, I find these words from a very old anonymous work that was an influence on Martin Luther to be very poignant:

“If peace were to be had in external things, the devil himself wold have peace when everything goes according to his will and pleasure. But he does not. (Christ left us) the inner peace that comes in the midst of hardship…”
(The Theologica Germanica of Martin Luther. New York: Paulist Press, 1980, originally written around 1350)

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