Thursday, June 05, 2008

Martin Luther, Public Advocate

Sometimes it pays to read my synodical mail.

I just got our bishop's June letter, reviewing the recent Synod Assembly, and in it he mentioned that among other things attendees learned about Martin Luther's public advocacy. Did you know that he wrote about a thousand letters to public officials and pastors urging them to change practices that hurt the health and welfare of the common people?

Wow.

3 comments:

Purechristianithink said...

Wow indeed.

Trish said...

Until he went a little off the deep end, pretty much retracted what he said to the "peasants" and pretty much told them they deserved what the elite class did to them, even if it was bad... Don't get me wrong, I love me some Martin Luther. And I like the idea that a religious leader write letters promoting the welfare of the common folk. So, we all sin and fall short, right? Grace to Martin, and grace to you. Peace out.

EmJayDee said...

Oh I love to hear that about him (post above included really). Rash comments can't undo the advocacy already undertaken.