Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Today is Martin Luther day!

No, not Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, although it's an easy mistake. After all, Martin Luther and Martin Luther King, Jr. had a lot in common--both were Christian pastors who sought to reform their societies. (And, of course, the more recent "Martin Luther" was named after "our" Martin Luther.)

Today, however, really is the day for the commemoration of Martin Luther, because this day marks the anniversary of his death. This is an excellent opportunity to brush up on your Lutheran history, as remembered from Sunday School or Confirmation. Since one of Luther's chief concerns was the study of the Word, this is also a great day for Bible reading, as we give thanks for the gift of the Scriptures translated into our own language.
~Pastor Sarah

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