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Lewis and Luther (re-dated)
December 27, 2008, 9:32 pm
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To call Lewis and Luther ‘brothers in Christ’ is something I treasure dearly. It’s hard to describe how profoundly I relate to each of these quotes.

For my own part, I tend to find the doctrinal books often more helpful in devotion than the devotional books, and I rather suspect that the same experience may await many others. I believe that many who find that ‘nothing happens’ when they sit down, or kneel down, to a book of devotion, would find that the heart sings unbidden while they are working their way through a tough bit of theology with a pipe in their teeth and a pencil in their hand.
C.S. Lewis

I sit here at ease, hardened and unfeeling – alas! Praying little, grieving little for the Church of God, burning rather in the fierce fires of my untamed flesh. It comes to this: I should be afire in the spirit; in reality I am afire in the flesh, with lust, laziness, idleness, sleepiness. It is perhaps because you have all ceased praying for me that God has turned away from me… For the last eight days I have written nothing, nor prayed nor studied, partly from self-indulgence, party from another vexatious handicap… I really cannot stand it any longer;… Pray for me, I beg you, for in my seclusion here I am submerged in sins.
Martin Luther


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