Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

German theologian
The cross is God's truth about us, and therefore it is the only power thatcanmakeustruthful.Whenwe know the cross we are no longer afraid of the truth.More Dietrich Bonhoeffer quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The messengers of Jesus will be hated to the end of time. They will be blamed for all the division which rend cities and homes. Jesus and his disciples will be condemned on all sides for undermining family life, and for leading the nation astray; they will be called crazy fanatics and disturbers of the peace. The disciples will be sorely tempted to desert their Lord. But the end is also near, and they must hold on and persevere until it comes. Only he will be blessed who remains loyal to Jesus and his word until the enMore Dietrich Bonhoeffer quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Time is lost when we have not lived a full human life, time unenriched by experience, creative endeavor, enjoyment, and suffering.More Dietrich Bonhoeffer quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Commemoration of Martyrs of Japan, 1597 Seven principles for eradicating selfish ambition in the fellowship: 1. the ministry of holding one's tongue Often we combat our evil thoughts most effectively if we absolutely refuse to allow them to be expressed in words... Thus it must be a decisive rule of every Christian fellowship that each individual is prohibited from saying much that occurs to him. This prohibition does not include the personal word of advice and guidance. But to speak about a brother is forbidden, More Dietrich Bonhoeffer quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Seven principles for eradicating selfish ambition in the fellowship: 3. the ministry of listening The first service that one owes to others in the fellowship consists in listening to them. Just as love to God begins with listening to His Word, so the beginning of love for the brethren is learning to listen to them... Listening can be a greater service than speaking... One who cannot listen long and patiently will presently be talking beside the point and be never really speaking to others. Anyone who thinks his tiMore Dietrich Bonhoeffer quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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