Bonhoeffer, On Community

“On innumerable occasions a whole Christian community has been shattered because it has lived on the basis of a wishful image. Certainly serious Christians who are put in a community for the first time will often bring with them a very definite image of what Christian community life should be, and they will be anxious …

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Quotable: Bonhoeffer

“I discovered later, and I am still discovering right up to this moment, that it is only by living completely in this world that one learns to have faith. By this-worldliness I mean living unreservedly in lifes’ duties, problems, successes and failures. In so doing, we throw ourselves completely into the arms of God. Taking …

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"Who am I?" by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Who am I? They often tell meI stepped from my cell’s confinementCalmly, cheerfully, firmly,Like a squire from his country-house.Who am I? They often tell meI used to speak to my wardersFreely and friendly and clearly,As though it were mine to command.Who am I? They also tell meI bore the days of misfortuneEqually, smilingly, proudly,Like one …

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