The Kingdom is to be in the midst of your enemies. And he who will not suffer this does not want to be of the Kingdom of Christ; he wants to be among friends, to sit among roses and lilies, not with the bad people but the devout people. O you blasphemers and betrayers of Christ! If Christ had done what you are doing who would ever have been spared?
That’s by Luther. He’s pretty awesome. I know for sure I’m in a “roses and lilies” season of life right now. Finding rest and refuge amongst fellow believers. But I’m starting to get antsy. It may be time to get back in the game.