Saturday, October 24, 2009

Luther said this...

I seem to be in a Lutherish kind of a mood today. Maggi Dawn just reminded me of one of my very favourite Martin Luther quotes:
I have no use for cranks who despise music, because it is a gift of God. Music drives away the Devil and makes people gay; they forget thereby all wrath, unchastity, arrogance, and the like. Next after theology, I give to music the highest place and the greatest honour.
Yes! - preach it, Brother Martin!


  1. He is one of those I most look forward to hanging out with in heaven. :)

  2. I lived in Hamburg, Germany for two years a long time ago. I can attest to the love of good music that remains in the German church -- both the Evangelische and the Katolische Kirchen. I was in a new parish in the suburbs and I recall there was quite a to do about the quality of the organ they would purchase for the church.

  3. Amen!

    (Haven't visited here in too long. Nice quote to greet my return.)