Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

A god who let us prove his existence would be an idol.More Dietrich Bonhoeffer [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is the nature, and the advantage, of strong people that they can bring out the crucial questions and form a clear opinion about them. The weak always have to decide between alternatives that are not their own.More Dietrich Bonhoeffer [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Only he who believes is obedient and only he who is obedient believes.More Dietrich Bonhoeffer [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.More Dietrich Bonhoeffer [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is very easy to overestimate the importance of our own achievements in comparison with what we owe others.More Dietrich Bonhoeffer [07/09/2011 06:07:23]
The test of the morality of a society is what it does for its children.More Dietrich Bonhoeffer [07/09/2011 06:07:55]
The ultimate test of a moral society is the kind of world that it leaves to its children.More Dietrich Bonhoeffer [07/09/2011 06:07:02]
To endure the cross is not tragedy; it is the suffering which is the fruit of an exclusive allegiance to Jesus Christ.More Dietrich Bonhoeffer [07/09/2011 06:07:09]
We must learn to regard people less in light of what they do or omit to do, and more in the light of what they suffer.More Dietrich Bonhoeffer [07/09/2011 06:07:16]
One act of obedience is better than one hundred sermons.More Dietrich Bonhoeffer [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is very easy to overestimate the importance of our own achievements in comparison with what we owe others.More Dietrich Bonhoeffer [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Be like a postage stamp. Stick to one thing until you get there.More Dietrich Bonhoeffer [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.More Dietrich Bonhoeffer [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Commemoration of Richard Rolle of Hampole, Writer, Hermit, Mystic, 1349 We may suffer the sins of our brother; we do not need to judge. This is a mercy for the Christian; for when does sin ever occur in the community that he must not examine and blame himself for his own unfaithfulness in prayer and intercession, his lack of brotherly service, of fraternal reproof and encouragement -- indeed, for his own personal sin and spiritual laxity, by which he has done injury to himself, the fellowship, and the brethren? SinceMore Dietrich Bonhoeffer [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Life together under the Word will remain sound and healthy only where it does not form itself into a movement, an order, a society... but rather where it understands itself as being a part of the one, holy, catholic, Christian Church, where it shares actively and passively in the sufferings and struggles of the whole Church. Every principle of selection, every separation connected with it that is not necessitated quite objectively by common work, local conditions, or family connections is of the greatest danger to a ChMore Dietrich Bonhoeffer [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Feast of Cuthbert, Bishop of Lindisfarne, Missionary, 687 The Church is her true self only when she exists for humanity. As a fresh start, she should give away all her endowments to the poor and needy. The clergy should live solely on the free-will offerings of their congregations, or possibly engage in some secular calling.More Dietrich Bonhoeffer [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Commemoration of Jack Winslow, Missionary, Evangelist, 1974 Let him who cannot be alone beware of community. He will only do harm to himself and to the community. Alone you stood before God when He called you; alone you had to answer that call; alone you had to struggle and pray; and alone you will die and give an account to God. You cannot escape yourself; for God has singled you out. If you refuse to be alone, you are rejecting Christ's call to you, and you can have no part in the community of those who are calledMore Dietrich Bonhoeffer [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Feast of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Teacher, Martyr, 1945 The deceit, the lie of the devil consists of this, that he wishes to make man believe that he can live without God's Word. Thus he dangles before man's fantasy a kingdom of faith, of power, and of peace, into which only he can enter who consents to the temptations; and he conceals from men that he, as the devil, is the most unfortunate and unhappy of beings, since he is finally and eternally rejected by God.More Dietrich Bonhoeffer [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Feast of Commemoration of Helena, Protector of the Faith, 330 The cross is laid on every Christian. It begins with the call to abandon the attachments of this world. It is that dying of the old man which is the result of his encounter with Christ. As we embark upon discipleship we surrender ourselves to Christ in union with His death -- we give over our lives to death. Since this happens at the beginning of the Christian life, the cross can never be merely a tragic ending to an otherwise happy religious life. When ChMore Dietrich Bonhoeffer [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Feast of Alban, first Martyr of Britain, c.209 After all, we are told, our salvation has already been accomplished by the grace of God... It was unkind to speak to men like this, for such a cheap offer could only leave them bewildered and tempt them from the way to which they had been called by Christ. Having laid hold on cheap grace, they were barred forever from the knowledge of costly grace. Deceived and weakened, men felt that they were strong now that they were in possession of this cheap grace -- whereas they hMore Dietrich Bonhoeffer [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Feast of Benedict of Nursia, Father of Western Monasticism, c.550 In a Christian community, everything depends upon whether each individual is an indispensable link in a chain. Only when even the smallest link is securely interlocked is the chain unbreakable. A community which allows unemployed members to exist within it will perish because of them. It will be well, therefore, if every member receives a definite task to perform for the community, that he may know in hours of doubt that he, too, is not useless and unuMore Dietrich Bonhoeffer [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Above all, it is not necessary that we should have any unexpected, extraordinary experiences in meditation. This can happen, but if it does not, it is not a sign that the meditation period has been useless. Not only at the beginning, but repeatedly, there will be times when we feel a great spiritual dryness and apathy, an aversion, even an inability to meditate. We dare not be balked by such experiences. Above all, we must not allow them to keep us from adhering to our meditation period with great patience and fidelityMore Dietrich Bonhoeffer [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Feast of James the Apostle It is not in our life that God's help and presence must still be proved, but rather God's presence and help have been demonstrated for us in the life of Jesus Christ. It is, in fact, more important for us to know what God did to Israel and to His Son Jesus Christ, than to seek what God intends for us today.More Dietrich Bonhoeffer [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Feast of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Teacher, Martyr, 1945 It is not experience of life but experience of the Cross that makes one a worthy hearer of confessions. The most experienced psychologist or observer of human nature knows infinitely less of the human heart than the simplest Christian who lives beneath the Cross of Jesus. The greatest psychological insight, ability, and experience cannot grasp this one thing: what sin is. Worldly wisdom knows what distress and weakness and failure are, but it does not know the godleMore Dietrich Bonhoeffer [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Feast of Matthew, Apostle & Evangelist The law of Christ, which it is our duty to fulfill, is the bearing of the cross. Thus the call to follow Christ always means a call to share the work of forgiving men their sins. Forgiveness is the Christlike suffering which it is the Christian's duty to bear.More Dietrich Bonhoeffer [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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