Wednesday, May 1, 2013

There we stood

A group of weary Wartburgers arrived in Frankfurt Tuesday morning, then boarded a bus immediately for Worms.  Worms was a Roman settlement already in the first few centuries, but its significance for Lutherans is Martin Luther's appearance before Emperor Charles V at the imperial diet held there in 1521.  It's where Luther made his famous speech that he would not recant his teachings unless convinced of his errors by the Scriptures or clear reason.  He may or may not have said "Here I stand," but he DID stand in Worms before empire and church -- and yesterday we stood there, too.

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