An English children’s nursery rhyme to help children learn the days of the week . . . Later the folklore was believed that the day of the week a child was born on determined their destiny!
These things can seem silly and funny, pertaining to childish ways. And yet some of us feel that our lives have been destined by the environments we are born in. Even though we are grownups we have a child’s heart, not sure where we are or who we are. But there can come to all who choose, an opportunity to change the course of life’s events, going in a different direction than where we were bent!
On October 31, 1517, just over 500 years ago the Protestant Reformation began –
On this Sunday churches celebrate ‘Reformation Sunday’
October 31 isn’t just Halloween, and is not just a coincidence!
The reformer, Martin Luther, a former monk of the Roman Church, posted his ninety five theses on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany,
protesting the acts of indulgences, taught by the church that ” all must pay the full or partial remission of temporal punishment for sins after the sinner confesses and receives absolution.” That they must pay for loved ones to be released from purgatory. After Luther’s discovery of this ‘Gospel Message’ human beings do not earn their salvation by good works, but rather is given by God who freely offers salvation to all who believe.
“The Just Shall Live By Faith!’
“The reason He posted his theses on October 31 is because the next day was all Saint’s Day and he knew many well-educated people were going to come to the services” and hopefully receive his message.
This is dedicated to those who like Luther (and I) struggle with their salvation.