Werner, the famous German poet, was born and reared a Protestant. Later he became a convert to Catholicism. A member of the royal household criticized him for doing so: "I do not like those who change their religion. I think they are doing something wrong." "Prince," answered Werner, "I am also of your Majesty's opinion. I think that Luther, in changing his religion, did what was indeed very wrong, and for that reason I have returned to the religion he left."
- Anecdotes of the Great
Compiled by J. Maurus
Source: Kerygma, Issue Seventy Seven, September 1996