Martin Luther on Husbandry

Great quote from an ancient blogger himself, Martin Luther:
"Our natural reason looks at marriage and turns up its nose and says, 'Alas! Must I rock the baby? Wash its diapers? Make its bed? Smell its stench? Stay at nights with it? Take care of it when it cries? Heal its rashes and sores?
And on top of that care for my spouse, provide labor at my trade, take care of this and take care of that? Do this and do that? And endure this and endure that? Why should I make such a prisoner of myself?'
What then does Christian faith say to this? It opens its eyes, looks upon all these insignificant, distasteful and despised duties in the spirit, and is aware that they are all adorned with divine approval as with the costliest gold and jewels.
It says, 'O God, I confess I am not worthy to rock that little babe or wash its diapers, or to be entrusted with the care of a child and its mother. How is it that I without any merit have come to this distinction of being certain that I am serving thy creature and thy most precious will? Oh, how gladly will I do so. Though the duty should be even more insignificant and despised, neither frost nor heat, neither drudgery nor labor will distress me for I am certain that it is thus pleasing in thy sight.' "

(This quote provided by Julie from the History Questers Yahoo Group)

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One thought on “Martin Luther on Husbandry

  1. If it is good enough for Luther then it is good enough for me. However, as a former NH’r, held under the sway of the cult of the woman, I have sought to correct the slavery of the husband (Although my wife, Angie, is not an enslaver). You might enjoy the Paul Coughlin excerpt posted at my blog.

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