I shall ask God mercifully to protect us.
whether one may flee - martin luther - 1527
In 1527, as a Bubonic Plague swept across Wittenberg, Germany killing thousands, frightened residents fled the city for safety leaving the ill behind.
A German paster, by the name of Johann Hess, asked Martinus Luther how a pastor should behave in the face of the epidemic. The above quote is an excerpt from Luther's reply on, Whether One May Flee From A Deadly Plague.