Thursday, April 7, 2011

Carrying one another to the grave

"If you look at the matter aright, death is the sphere in which the entire world moves.  Nothing but pictures and works of death!  Till Judgment Day life is a constant and daily journey toward death.   One after another die, and the living must merely engage in the miser­able business of carrying one another to the grave. . . . We bring death into the world with us, bear it and drag it about with us from the moment of our birth, and all of us are traveling the same road together.  The only difference is that one precedes another or is carried out before another, while the others must follow him until the turn of the last one comes. And there is no deliverance, nor can help against death be had from any creature. Death rules over all (Rom. 5:14) and irresistibly sweeps all away."

-Martin Luther from: What Luther Says: A Practical In-Home Anthology for the Active Christian

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