In our DMin seminar this week, the students shared different biographies from historical preachers. Greg Breazeale, an exceptional student and preacher, shared the following encouraging quote concerning Luther’s personal battle in ministry.
He said to the clergy in Augsburg in 1530, “Not that we are so greatly delighted to preach. For, to speak for myself, no message would be more pleasing to my ears than the one deposing me from the office of preaching. I suppose I am so tired of it because of the great ingratitude among the people, but much more because of the intolerable hardships which the devil and world mete out to me. But the poor souls will not let me rest; then too, there is a man whose name is Jesus Christ. He says no. Him I justly follow as One who has deserved more of me.”
What Luther Says, 1132