Thursday, May 17, 2012


“Therefore, the second work of this commandment ['You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain'] is to be on one's guard, to flee from and avoid all temporal honor and praise, and never to seek a name for oneself, or fame and a great reputation, so that everyone may sing your praises and talk about you. This is an exceedingly dangerous sin, yet the most common of all, and unfortunately too little attention is paid to it.” Martin Luther, Treatise on Good Works, LW, AE, 44:42

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