Friday, December 17, 2010

Passive Righteousness

“This Christian righteousness is the greatest righteousness. It has nothing to do with what we do or how hard we work, but it is given to us and we do nothing for it. We receive and allow someone else to do all the work for us and in us, and it’s God that does it. That’s why we call it ‘passive righteousness.’”

~Martin Luther, quoted by Rose Marie Miller in From Fear to Freedom
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