„The Christian life, then, is a battle, so sharp and full of danger that effort can nowhere be relaxed without loss. I beseech Christ for this one thing only, that He will enable me to endure all things courageously, and that He break me as a potter’s vessel or make me strong, as it pleases Him.“ (Ulrich Zwingli)On March 9, 1522, a band of about a dozen rebellious Christians gathered in a printer’s workshop in Grabengasse, Zurich, fully resolved to march to the beat of their own drum. These renegades were intent on broadcasting a message to the corrupt and increasingly dishonorable Catholic Church. The group included: Christoph Froschauer, the proprietor of the printing shop; Hans Oggenfuss, a tailor by trade; Niklaus Hottinger, a shoemaker; Laurenz Hochrutiner, a weaver; and Heinrich Aberli, a baker. All of them campaigning for a return to the old ways of the Scripture and the eradication of faulty interpretations of God’s word. Aberli opted to get a start on the protest on Ash Wednesday, just four days prior, by eating a homemade roast in front of a stunned audience at the bakers‘ guild house. Along with these rebels were two priests: Leo Juda from Alsace and 38-year-old Ulrich Zwingli.Their resistance on March 9 was a spontaneous act supposedly prompted by Zwingli himself. According to the legend, Zwingli had stopped by two days earlier to order a stack of copies of his sermons regarding the St. Paul epistles, and under instructions to rush the order, Froschauer and his staff worked overtime to churn out the copies. They completed the project in a timely manner, and in the process, Froschauer invited his staff, along with Zwingli, Juda, and the aforementioned rebels (whom he knew from church) to the front of his workshop, where he had cleared out a table for a small feast. Zwingli was thrilled by Froschauer’s idea – breaking the fast was a non-violent yet powerful act of disobedience. Even the Bishop of Constance caught wind of the uproar, ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Colin Fluxman. Audio sample: https://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/158219/bk_acx0_158219_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.