Katherine von Bora Luther
Was it easy to be the wife of Martin Luther, the reformer? Perhaps not. At times Katherine Luther may have wished herself back in the convent, as bleak as that was. However, through strange circumstances, she had cast her lot with Luther.
As a nun cloistered in an order that forbade her to speak to others, katherine heard of Luther's reform activities. Twelve nuns asked for his help to escape from the nunnery. He agreed to help them- and free them he did. He promptly married off all but one ex-nun, Katherine. At her suggestion, she and Luther married.
Luther, at age forty-one, was said to be set in his ways. Redheaded, feisty, twenty-six year old Katherine proved up to the task. She tended the gardens, managed the livestock, raised six children, cared for her often depressed spouse, and welcomed the many guests who came to confer with her famous husband. It can be said to her credit: Katherine made a home for her family.
Whether you're a single mom, a career woman, or married with children, you, too, can with effort, prayer, and a cheerful demeanor, take the wood and cement of a house and make it a home where your family and friends feel safe and loved.
As Jesus and the disciples continued on their way to Jerusalem, they came to a certain village where a woman named Martha welcomed Him into her home.
Luke 10:38 NLT
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