A hundred years ago today, the most horrific war up to that time came to an end. November 11, 1918. Every year, this date is celebrated around the world as “Armistice Day.” “Armistice” means “to stop fighting.” It usually precedes a treaty that formally ends the war.
The Collect for the Twenty-fifth Sunday after Trinity reminded me of a gem from Luther. Below are both the collect and Luther’s words from his 1532 Sermon on the Sum of Life, a helpful commentary on the prayer.