Every page of the New Testament is indeed testimony of the Christ whose proper office it is “to save sinners” (1 Timothy 1:15), “to seek and save the lost” (Luke 19:10. And the entire saving work of Jesus-from the days when he was in Galilee and, to the amazement and alarm of the Pharisees, ate with tax collectors and sinners, to the moment when he, in contradiction with the principles of every rational morality, promised paradise to the thief on the cross-yes, his entire life on earth, from the cradle to the cross, is one, unique, grand demonstration of a wonder beyond all reason: the miracle of divine forgiveness, of the justification of the sinner. “Christ dwells only among sinners.” (Hermann Sasse, The Lonely Way II, Luther’s Legacy to Christianity, 176)