“Peace I leave with you; My own peace I give to you. I do not give as the world gives. Do not allow your heart to be troubled, nor yet be discouraged.”

 – Jesus, John 14:27; The New Testament in Modern English, translated Ferrar Fenton, 1906.

“Christ meant that inward peace which can break through all assaults and crosses of oppression, suffering, misery, humiliation and what more there may be of the like, so that a man may be joyful and patient therein, like the beloved disciples and followers of Christ. Now he who will in love give his whole diligence and might thereto, will verily come to know that true eternal peace which is God Himself, as far as it is possible to a creature; insomuch that what was bitter to him before, shall become sweet, and his heart shall remain unmoved under all changes, at all times…”

Theologica Germanica
– by an unknown knight of the Teutonic order
– discovered by Martin Luther, who published it in 1516
– translated from German by Susanna Winkworth, 1874.

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