Tuesday, February 07, 2012
The ears alone are the organs of a Christian
God no longer requires the feet or hands or any other member; He requires only the ears ...
For if you ask a Christian what the work is by which he becomes worthy of the name "Christian" he will be able to give absolutely no other answer than it is the hearing of the Word of God, that is, faith.
Therefore, the ears alone are the organs of a Christian.
Luther, LW 29: 224. (Thanks to Bayer, Martin Luther's Theology, p. 21)