Luther on Preachers

"Maledictions upon every preacher who strives after the sublime in the church with an eye to his own glory, ambitious to gain in the favor of someone or another. When I preach here at Wittenberg, I descend to the lowest level. I do not look at the doctors and magistrates, of whom about forty are present, but at the hundred or thousand young people. To these I preach; to these I address myself. They need instruction. If the others do not want to listen - the door is open."