Sunday, August 29, 2010

Bonhoeffer

I've been watching a documentary on Bonhoeffer.  I don't know how to tell you how much I'm feeling this quote tonight:
"I think I'm right in saying that I would only achieve true inner clarity and sincerity by really starting to take the Sermon on the Mount seriously. This is the only source of strength that can blow all this nonsense sky-high."

"The restoration of the church will surely come from a new kind of monasticism, which will have nothing in common with the old but a life of uncompromising adherence to the Sermon on the Mount in imitation of Christ. I believe the time has come to rally people together for this."

5 comments:

  1. i like this quote bro...gives me a bit of freedom, peace, and hope...

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  2. good stuff indeed jeremy. thanks for the reminder.

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  3. Have you read the biography on Bonhoeffer, "Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy" by Eric Metaxas? If you are liking Bonhoeffer right now, this is a fun biography to read through.

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  4. Dan - is that the new huge one I saw in B&N a couple of weeks ago? It looked intriguing.

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  5. Yes it is, I have been reading it and really liking it.

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