Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

German theologian
There is no way to peace along the way of safety. For peace must be dared. It is itself the great venture and can never be safe. Peace is the opposite of security. To demand guarantees is to want to protect oneself. Peace means giving oneself completely to God's commandment. Wanting no security, but in faith and obedience laying the destiny of the nations in the hand of almighty God. Not trying to direct it for selfish purposes. Battles are won not with weapons, but with God. They are won when the way leads to the crosMore Dietrich Bonhoeffer quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I believe that nothing that happens to me is meaningless and that it is good for us all that it should be so, even if it runs counter to our own wishes. As I see it, I'm here for some purpose, and I only hope I may fulfill it.More Dietrich Bonhoeffer quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is only with gratitude that life becomes rich!More Dietrich Bonhoeffer quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I can never know beforehand how God’s image should appear in others. That image always manifests a completely new and unique form that comes solely from God’s free and sovereign creation. To me the sight may seem strange, even ungodly. But God creates every man in the likeness of His Son, the Crucified. After all, even that image certainly looked strange and ungodly to me before I grasped it.More Dietrich Bonhoeffer quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The fearful danger of the present time is that above the cry for authority, we forget that man stands alone before the ultimate authority, and that anyone who lays violent hands on man here, is infringing eternal laws, and taking upon himself superhuman authority, which will eventually crush him.More Dietrich Bonhoeffer quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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