Thursday, February 21, 2013
Luther At Home
Luther's children were the same as yours and mine. Darling to him, but full of mischief. It seems that the babies cries were particularly hard on Luther. In the middle of one child's crying experience Luther said, "Child, what have you done that I should love you so? You have disturbed the whole household with your bawling." Another time when a baby cried for an hour, he remarked, "This is the sort of thing that has caused the Church fathers to vilify marriage. But God before the last day has brought back marriage and the magistracy to their proper esteem."
My favorite quote about babies was declared after being the brunt of his neighbors' amusement when hanging out the diapers to dry. "Let them laugh. God and the angels smile in heaven." LOVE THAT!!!