"Luther was, in fact, less impelled to voice a protest against immoral abuses in the Church than were some of his contemporaries. For one reason he was too busy. In October, 1516, he wrote to a friend:
"I could use two secretaries. I do almost nothing during the day but write letters. I am a conventual preacher, reader at meals, parochial preacher, director of studies, overseer of eleven monasteries, superintendent of the fish pond at Litzkau, referee of the squabble at Torgau, lecturer on Paul, collector of material for a commentary on the Psalms, and then, as I said, I am overwhelmed with letters. I rarely have full time for the canonical hours and for saying mass, not to mention my own temptations with the world, the flesh, and the Devil. You see how lazy I am. "
(Chapter IV, The Onslaught, pp. 68-69)