The Church leaders should say: ‚We do not suppose you will ask why such a thing happened because for the most part Sunday labour is to blame for this disaster. Haying, reaping, all work is done on Sunday. Now the good people will have to suffer under it as well.‘ Here would have been an opportunity to talk about Sunday labour, but they do not say a word about it as if the people were all saints, and they mourn with them.
A Christian Europe
GOD does not punish, but man punishes himself and the devil laughs. Oh yes, a united Europe would be a good thing, indeed a very good thing. But this united Europe which is now in progress is no unification which helps to strengthen but serves to weaken. Even my father wished that Europe were united, but in Christian faith so that it would be a stronghold against evil and more especially against the unchristianizing.
The early Christians paid their faith with their lives. I would wish to see such Christians again. – Keep holy the Sunday! Fear of man must vanish! Confess the Christian faith! Take a chance in zeal for the LORD! By the way: Not because it is so hard, dare people not take the plunge, but because people dare not take the plunge, it becomes so hard. And bear in mind, as the saying goes: ‚Like your Sunday, like your dying day.‘“