Confessors, "going so openly and talking so frey, their answer was Christ Iesus was their life and onely righteousness: and that onely by fayth in him, and for his sake al good thinges were freely geuen their also forgiuenes of sinnes, and lyfe euerlasting." He is in Fox's Book of Martyrs.
Driving by the beautiful Catholic Church in our city yesterday, the church--while in the middle of the week--was full, spilling out on the steps where priests in robes with tall golden hats and staffs, probably visiting bishops, were giving their blessings. This is so foreign to our faith that we would seek such a blessing apart from Christ Himself. Yet, it was obvious that people seek a blessing in one kind or the other.