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Father von Staupitz chides Luther privately for the religious division he is causing, to which the German monk replies, “When you sent me out so boldly to change the world, did you really think there would not be a cost?” Why does reform always come with a price? When is it worth it?
When a command is issued to appear before church and state officials to declare their position, Luther observes, “Satan invites us to preach in hell. Is it a trap, or a great opportunity?” Have you ever had to defend a position that was contrary to popular opinion? How would either the courage to rise to that occasion, or the failure to do so, affect the way you feel about yourself?
To learn more about this historical figure, check out the information on Martin Luther at this site: http://alt.wittenberg.de/en/seiten/personen/luther.html