Take careful notice of Christ’s stripes and wounds for they are our sins. And read
inscribed on the bonds, chains, and blows: mine, mine, my sins! so that we preserve
ourselves from boasting in our own suffering, as when one boasts that humility and
patience are the highest virtues, as if they brought about the forgiveness of sins.
But forgiveness of sin is all written in the suffering, patience, and humility of
this Man. Martin Luther - Good Friday Sermon 1529