19 January 2007

Luther's Table Talk No. 274

Dog Provides Example of Concentration May 18, 1532

When Luther’s puppy happened to be at the table, looked for a morsel from his master, and watched with open mouth and motionless eyes, he [Martin Luther] said, “Oh, if I could only pray the way this dog watches the meat! All his thoughts are concentrated on the piece of meat. Otherwise he has no thought, wish, or hope.”

1 comment:

Ebeth said...

Perfect! Reminds me of our feeding our neighbor's fish while she was away. Directly we opened the tank, up they came. (Cat was another matter, as cats are wont to be.)