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Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quotes: "The person who’s in love with their vision of community will destroy community. But the person who loves the people around them will create community everywhere they go."

The person who’s in love with their vision of community will destroy community. But the person who loves the people around them will create community everywhere they go.




Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quotes: "Being a Christan is less about cautiously avoiding sin than about courageously and actively doing God's will."

Being a Christan is less about cautiously avoiding sin than about courageously and actively doing God's will.




Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quotes: "Silence in the face of evil is evil itself."

Silence in the face of evil is evil itself.



Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quotes: "Judging others makes us blind, whereas love is illuminating. By judging others we blind ourselves to our own evil and to the grace which others are just as entitled to as we are."

Judging others makes us blind, whereas love is illuminating. By judging others we blind ourselves to our own evil and to the grace which others are just as entitled to as we are.




Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quotes: "We must be ready to allow ourselves to be interrupted by God."

We must be ready to allow ourselves to be interrupted by God.



Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quotes: "We are not to simply bandage the wounds of victims beneath the wheels of injustice, we are to drive a spoke into the wheel itself."

We are not to simply bandage the wounds of victims beneath the wheels of injustice, we are to drive a spoke into the wheel itself.



Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quotes: "Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act."

Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.




Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quotes: "The exclusion of the weak and insignificant, the seemingly useless people, from a Christian community may actually mean the exclusion of Christ; in the poor brother Christ is knocking at the door."

The exclusion of the weak and insignificant, the seemingly useless people, from a Christian community may actually mean the exclusion of Christ; in the poor brother Christ is knocking at the door.



Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quotes: "Christianity without discipleship is always Christianity without Christ."

Christianity without discipleship is always Christianity without Christ.



Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quotes: "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."

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.



Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quotes: "Jesus calls men, not to a new religion, but to life."

Jesus calls men, not to a new religion, but to life.



Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quotes: "Love asks nothing in return, but seeks those who need it. And who needs our love more than those who are consumed with hatred and are utterly devoid of love."

Love asks nothing in return, but seeks those who need it. And who needs our love more than those who are consumed with hatred and are utterly devoid of love.




Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quotes: "The ultimate test of a moral society is the kind of world that it leaves to its children."

The ultimate test of a moral society is the kind of world that it leaves to its children.



Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quotes: "One act of obedience is better than one hundred sermons."

One act of obedience is better than one hundred sermons.



Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quotes: "When Christ calls a man, he bids him come and die."

When Christ calls a man, he bids him come and die.



Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quotes: "Who can really be faithful in great things if he has not learned to be faithful in the things of daily life?"

Who can really be faithful in great things if he has not learned to be faithful in the things of daily life?



Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quotes: "We have learnt, rather too late, that action comes, not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility."

We have learnt, rather too late, that action comes, not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.



Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quotes: "Jesus himself did not try to convert the two thieves on the cross; he waited until one of them turned to him."

Jesus himself did not try to convert the two thieves on the cross; he waited until one of them turned to him.



Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quotes: "The church is not a religious community of worshippers of Christ but is Christ himself who has taken form among people."

The church is not a religious community of worshippers of Christ but is Christ himself who has taken form among people.



Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quotes: "Music... will help dissolve your perplexities and purify your character and sensibilities, and in time of care and sorrow, will keep a fountain of joy alive in you."

Music... will help dissolve your perplexities and purify your character and sensibilities, and in time of care and sorrow, will keep a fountain of joy alive in you.



Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quotes: "We must be ready to allow ourselves to be interrupted by God.....We must not.....assume that our schedule is our own to manage, but allow it to be arranged by God."

We must be ready to allow ourselves to be interrupted by God.....We must not.....assume that our schedule is our own to manage, but allow it to be arranged by God.



Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quotes: "It is from God that parents receive their children, and it is to God that they should lead them."

It is from God that parents receive their children, and it is to God that they should lead them.



Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quotes: "The celebration of Advent is possible only to those who are troubled in soul, who know themselves to be poor and imperfect, and who look forward to something greater to come."

The celebration of Advent is possible only to those who are troubled in soul, who know themselves to be poor and imperfect, and who look forward to something greater to come.



Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quotes: "May God in His mercy lead us through these times; but above all, may He lead us to Himself."

May God in His mercy lead us through these times; but above all, may He lead us to Himself.



Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quotes: "Christianity preaches the infinite worth of that which is seemingly worthless and the infinite worthlessness of that which is seemingly so valued."

Christianity preaches the infinite worth of that which is seemingly worthless and the infinite worthlessness of that which is seemingly so valued.



Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quotes: "Salvation is free, but discipleship will cost you your life"

Salvation is free, but discipleship will cost you your life



Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quotes: "Cheap grace is the deadly enemy of our church. We are fighting today for costly grace."

Cheap grace is the deadly enemy of our church. We are fighting today for costly grace.



Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quotes: "In ordinary life we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give, and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich."

In ordinary life we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give, and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich.



Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quotes: "The gift of Christ is not the Christian religion, but the grace and love of God which culminate in the cross."

The gift of Christ is not the Christian religion, but the grace and love of God which culminate in the cross.



Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quotes: "Faith without works is not faith at all, but a simple lack of obedience to God."

Faith without works is not faith at all, but a simple lack of obedience to God.



Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quotes: "Earthly goods are given to be used, not to be collected.... Hoarding is idolatry."

Earthly goods are given to be used, not to be collected.... Hoarding is idolatry.



Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quotes: "If you do a good job for others, you heal yourself at the same time, because a dose of joy is a spiritual cure."

If you do a good job for others, you heal yourself at the same time, because a dose of joy is a spiritual cure.



Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quotes: "The entire day receives order and discipline when it acquires unity. This unity must be sought and found in morning prayer. The morning prayer determines the day."

The entire day receives order and discipline when it acquires unity. This unity must be sought and found in morning prayer. The morning prayer determines the day.



Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quotes: "I believe that God both wills and is able to bring good out of everything, even the worst... I believe that even our mistakes and wrongdoing are not fruitless."

I believe that God both wills and is able to bring good out of everything, even the worst... I believe that even our mistakes and wrongdoing are not fruitless.



Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quotes: "The will of God, to which the law gives expression, is that men should defeat their enemies by loving them."

The will of God, to which the law gives expression, is that men should defeat their enemies by loving them.



Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quotes: "The biggest mistake you can make in your life is to be always afraid of making a mistake."

The biggest mistake you can make in your life is to be always afraid of making a mistake.



Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quotes: "A prison cell, in which one waits, hopes...and is completely dependent on the fact that the door of freedom has to be opened from the outside, is not a bad picture of Advent."

A prison cell, in which one waits, hopes...and is completely dependent on the fact that the door of freedom has to be opened from the outside, is not a bad picture of Advent.



Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quotes: "The deep meaning of the cross of Christ is that there is no suffering on earth that is not borne by God."

The deep meaning of the cross of Christ is that there is no suffering on earth that is not borne by God.



Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quotes: "If you board the wrong train, it is no use running along the corridor in the other direction."

If you board the wrong train, it is no use running along the corridor in the other direction.



Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quotes: "When you read the Bible, you must think that here and now, God is speaking with me"

When you read the Bible, you must think that here and now, God is speaking with me



Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quotes: "I can no longer condemn or hate a brother for whom I pray, no matter how much trouble he causes me."

I can no longer condemn or hate a brother for whom I pray, no matter how much trouble he causes me.



Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quotes: "A Christian fellowship lives and exists by the intercession of its members for one another, or it collapses."

A Christian fellowship lives and exists by the intercession of its members for one another, or it collapses.



Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quotes: "Good Friday and Easter free us to think about other things far beyond our own personal fate, about the ultimate meaning of all life, suffering, and events; and we lay hold of a great hope."

Good Friday and Easter free us to think about other things far beyond our own personal fate, about the ultimate meaning of all life, suffering, and events; and we lay hold of a great hope.



Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quotes: "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."

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.



Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quotes: "Things do exist that are worth standing up for without compromise. To me it seems that peace and social justice are such things, as is Christ himself."

Things do exist that are worth standing up for without compromise. To me it seems that peace and social justice are such things, as is Christ himself.



Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quotes: "The more isolated a person is, the more destructive will be the power of sin over him, and the more deeply he becomes involved in it, the more disastrous is his isolation."

The more isolated a person is, the more destructive will be the power of sin over him, and the more deeply he becomes involved in it, the more disastrous is his isolation.



Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quotes: "Wherever there are sinners, the weak, the sorrowful, the poor in the world, that is where God goes."

Wherever there are sinners, the weak, the sorrowful, the poor in the world, that is where God goes.



Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quotes: "Comfort the troubled, and trouble the comfortable."

Comfort the troubled, and trouble the comfortable.



Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quotes: "Costly grace is the treasure hidden in the field; for the sake of it a man will gladly go and sell all he has. It is the pearl of great price to by which the merchant will sell all his goods."

Costly grace is the treasure hidden in the field; for the sake of it a man will gladly go and sell all he has. It is the pearl of great price to by which the merchant will sell all his goods.