Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars..... Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet
Thursday, March 26, 2020
The Martin Luther Approach...
I totally borrowed this from the Southside Church in Newnan,
Georgia (thanks for sharing, Tim!):
Here’s a question many of us are asking these days:
We certainly aren’t the first generation of Christians to wrestle with that question. In the 14th century, the bubonic plague began its march across Europe. Over 50 percent of Europe’s population would eventually succumb to what is considered by many to be the most devastating pandemic in human history.
During an outbreak in his hometown of Wittenberg, Germany, Martin Luther documented his approach to navigating those harrowing days. In a letter to a friend, he wrote:
Martin Luther was practicing social distancing before social distancing was a thing.
But that’s not all he did.
He prayed for mercy while acting benevolently.
He was available but not careless.
He trusted God and loved his neighbor.
As we navigate this season together, let’s keep these three ideas front and center.
Looking forward to Sunday, ONLINE! Southside Church