Tuesday, October 25, 2005 AD

You may be exhilarated...


In Martin Luther's Sermon on Soberness and Moderation, delivered on May 18, 1539, he noted:

"It is possible to tolerate a little elevation, when a man takes a drink or two too much after working hard and when he is feeling low. This must be called a frolic. But to sit day and night, pouring it in and pouring it out again, is piggish... all food is a matter of freedom, even a modest drink for one's pleasure. If you do not wish to conduct yourself this way, if you are going to go beyond this and be a born pig and guzzle beer and wine, then, if this cannot be stopped by the rulers, you must know that you cannot be saved. For God will not admit such piggish drinkers into the kingdom of heaven [cf. Gal. 5:19-21]... If you are tired and downhearted, take a drink; but this does not mean being a pig and doing nothing but gorging and swilling... You should be moderate and sober; this means that we should not be drunken, though we may be exhilarated."



From: The Beers of Martin Luther

9 Comments:

Blogger The Terrible Swede said...

Good intro post and good reminder that we are to not be drunkards, Mrs. K.

The Beers of Martin Luther article was awesome! I'll make that a permanent part of this blog.

12:19 PM  
Blogger TKls2myhrt said...

I think the word ,exhilarated, might be a little too subjective in nature, but I like it anyway. Some of us can handle a little more exhilaration than others.

4:52 AM  
Blogger The Terrible Swede said...

Does anyone know if Michael Jackson (the beer lover NOT the boy lover!) is Lutheran?

"The Beer of Martin Luther" mentioned Mr. Jackson. And remember I put a link to him as well - The Beer Hunter. Check it!

12:12 PM  
Blogger TKls2myhrt said...

I just signed up for his newsletter.

3:16 PM  
Blogger Mrs. T. Swede said...

Very nice post, Mrs. K. I usually don't visit this site all that often, but having a woman's perspective on things might make it a little more interesting, at least for me. :D

11:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any quotes on what Luther would have said about grape juice for the Cup?

10:47 PM  
Blogger The Terrible Swede said...

Any pastors on this blogroll (or not) care to take this one:

Any quotes on what Luther would have said about grape juice for the Cup?

11:06 AM  
Blogger Orycteropus Afer said...

He'd probably go back through that "if Christ told me to eat dung" routine and then spit in the Welch's. Anyhow, this is a definite Aardie winner.

9:35 PM  
Blogger disgruntled world citizen said...

Congrats on the Aardie... I hope I can win one some day.

9:35 PM  

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