A Martin Luther Haiku

The Roman light dimmed
While I drank beer with Philip
Preaching catholic truth.

Inspired by Martin Luther's own perception of the events of the reformation. "I simply taught, preached, wrote God's Word; otherwise I did nothing. And then, while I slept, or drank Wittenberg beer with my Philip and my Amsdorf, the Word so greatly weakened the papacy that never a prince or emperor did such damage to it. I did nothing. The Word did it all." Quoted in Timothy George, Theology of the Reformers, (Nashville: Broadman & Holman, 1988), p. 53.

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