Category Archives: Friedrich Bente

German Law and Gospel Goodness

Je besser man das eigene finstere, schmutzige Antlitz im Spiegel des Gesetzes geschaut, umso reiner absticht das helle, lichte holdselige Antlitz Jesu im Evangelio.

The better one beholds their own dark, dirty countenance in the mirror of the Law, the more clearly he contrasts the bright, clear, gracious countenance of Jesus in the Gospel.

– From an outline for a sermon for Quinquagesima, written in 1894 by Friedrich Bente

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