Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Dietrich Bonhoeffer: 4th February 1906 - 9th April 1945

'It is not for us to predict the day - but the day will come - when people will once more be called to speak the word of God in such a way that the world is changed and renewed. It will be like a new language, perhaps quite nonreligious language, but liberating and redeeming like Jesus' language, so people will be alarmed, but overcome by its power - the language of new righteousness and truth, a language proclaiming that God makes peace with humankind and that God's kingdom is drawing near...Until then, the Christian cause will be a quiet and hidden one; but there will be people who pray and do justice and wait for God's own time.'

'Silence in the face of evil is itself evil. God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.'

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