Who Was Martin Luther? Part 2
This is part one of a series written by Rev. Donavon Riley that orginally appeared on the HIgher Things - Dare To be Lutheran website.
When Martin was sent to school in Eisenach, his mother's relatives helped him settle in. However, they were poor people, so life for him stayed pretty much the same as it had been in Magdeburg. He focused on his studies and sang in children's choirs for food and a few coins. At some point, however, he met a woman named Schalbe. She was from a family of wealthy merchants. She arranged for Martin to stay in the home of a relative and eat his meals with another. This meant that after 1498, life became a bit better for Luther.
Another change that happened at Eisenach was that Martin caught the attention of the school's headmaster, John Trebonius. He took Luther under his wing and stirred up the young student's imagination. Trebonius, as Luther later recalled, was a gifted teacher. At the same time, Martin began a friendship with another teacher, Weigand Geldennupf. This friendship lasted up to Geldennupf's death.
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