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Old 03-20-2020, 1:25 PM
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Originally Posted by cactus View Post
I thought this is fitting with current times.

Martin Luther, in the midst of the 1527 bubonic plague in Wittenberg had this to say:

"What else is the epidemic but a fire which instead of consuming wood and straw devours life and body? You ought to think this way: 'Very well, by Godís decree the enemy has sent us poison and deadly offal. Therefore I shall ask God mercifully to protect us. Then I shall fumigate, help purify the air, administer medicine, and take it. I shall avoid places and persons where my presence is not needed in order not to become contaminated and thus perchance infect and pollute others, and so cause their death as a result of my negligence. If God should wish to take me, he will surely find me and I have done what he has expected of me and so I am not responsible for either my own death or the death of others. If my neighbor needs me, however, I shall not avoid place or person but will go freely, as stated above.
Look up Johann Gerhard & Paul Gerhardt - 3rd generation Lutheran Pastors during the black plague (1620's). They were doing a hundred funerals a DAY, at times...
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