Faith, Love, Scholars

Empty Vessel – Martin Luther

Look, Lord,
on an empty vessel that needs to be filled.
In faith I am weak – strengthen me.
In love I am cold – warm me and make me┬ápassionate
so that my love may go out to my neighbour.
I doubt and am unable to trust you completely.
Lord, strengthen my faith and trust in you.
You are all the treasure I possess.
I am poor, you are rich,
and you came to have mercy on the poor.
I am a sinner, you are goodness.
From you I can receive goodness,
but I can give you nothing.
Therefore I shall stay with you.

– Martin Luther 1583-1546AD