Dietrich Bonhoeffer, A Saint for Today

This is worth the few moments it takes to read. You might want to think a few moments on each quote. I’m going to look for his books.

Broken Believers

Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945) is known for his leadership role in the Confessing Church, efforts on behalf of peace and justice, opposition to antisemitism, and writings on theology and ethics that have been influential far beyond his German Lutheran context. He was was hanged by the Nazis on April 6, 1945 in the Flossenburg concentration camp.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer quotations:

In normal life we hardly realize how much more we receive than we give; life can be rich only with such realization. source: Letters and Papers from Prison

To be silent does not mean to be inactive; rather it means to breathe in the will of God, to listen attentively and be ready to obey. Meditating on the Word

It is not necessary that we should discover new ideas in our meditation. It is sufficient, and far more important, if the Word, as we read and understand it, penetrates and dwells within…

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Believer (God the Father, the Son and Messiah, the Holy Spirit), daughter, wife, mother, memaw, RN, hobbit, street evangelist I love people, music, reading, praying, studying the Bible, keeping up with national news and politics. I am a strict constructionist, a true American. I love my country. I honor her warriors. I am thankful for our Constitution and will personally bear arms for it.
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5 Responses to Dietrich Bonhoeffer, A Saint for Today

  1. A fascinating man. My sister (GBL) recently directed a play about him, and came away with a brand new appreciation for the man and what he did.

    We aren’t facing what he faced, …yet.
    I hope I can be as stalwart as he was if (or when) the time comes.

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