08 August 2010

Luther: Gentleness

In May 1528 Luther wrote to Duke John Frederick:
God has promised great mercy to those who seek peace and endure guile when he says: 'Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.' War does not gain much, but loses much and risks everything.

Gentleness, however, loses nothing, risks little, and gains everything.
--Luther's Works, 49:196

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