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Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quotes: "Christianity means community through Jesus Christ and in Jesus Christ. No Christian community is more or less than this."

Christianity means community through Jesus Christ and in Jesus Christ. No Christian community is more or less than this.




Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quotes: "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."

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.




Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quotes: "The church has an unconditional obligation to the victims of any ordering society, even if they do not belong to the Christian community."

The church has an unconditional obligation to the victims of any ordering society, even if they do not belong to the Christian community.



Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quotes: "Cheap grace is grace without discipleship."

Cheap grace is grace without discipleship.




Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quotes: "I need the Christ that is in you, and you need the Christ that is in me."

I need the Christ that is in you, and you need the Christ that is in me.



Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quotes: "God does not love some ideal person, but rather human beings just as we are, not some ideal world, but rather the real world."

God does not love some ideal person, but rather human beings just as we are, not some ideal world, but rather the real world.



Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quotes: "There is meaning in every journey that is unknown to the traveler."

There is meaning in every journey that is unknown to the traveler.




Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quotes: "The Church is the Church only when it exists for others...not dominating, but helping and serving. It must tell men of every calling what it means to live for Christ, to exist for others."

The Church is the Church only when it exists for others...not dominating, but helping and serving. It must tell men of every calling what it means to live for Christ, to exist for others.



Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quotes: "A god who let us prove his existence would be an idol."

A god who let us prove his existence would be an idol.



Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quotes: "We pray for the big things and forget to give thanks for the ordinary, small (and yet really not small) gifts."

We pray for the big things and forget to give thanks for the ordinary, small (and yet really not small) gifts.



Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quotes: "Costly grace is the gospel which must be sought again and again, the gift which must be asked for, the door at which a man must knock."

Costly grace is the gospel which must be sought again and again, the gift which must be asked for, the door at which a man must knock.



Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quotes: "The essence of grace, we suppose, is that the account has been paid in advance; and, because it has been paid, everything can be had for nothing."

The essence of grace, we suppose, is that the account has been paid in advance; and, because it has been paid, everything can be had for nothing.




Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quotes: "The word of cheap grace has been the ruin of more Christians than any commandment of works."

The word of cheap grace has been the ruin of more Christians than any commandment of works.



Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quotes: "The pursuit of purity is not about the suppression of lust, but about the reorientation of one's life to a larger goal."

The pursuit of purity is not about the suppression of lust, but about the reorientation of one's life to a larger goal.



Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quotes: "Judging others makes us blind, whereas love is illuminating."

Judging others makes us blind, whereas love is illuminating.



Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quotes: "Earthly possessions dazzle our eyes and delude us into thinking that they can provide security and freedom from anxiety. Yet all the time they are the very source of anxiety."

Earthly possessions dazzle our eyes and delude us into thinking that they can provide security and freedom from anxiety. Yet all the time they are the very source of anxiety.



Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quotes: "Once a man has truly experienced the mercy of God in his life he will henceforth aspire only to serve."

Once a man has truly experienced the mercy of God in his life he will henceforth aspire only to serve.



Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quotes: "Time is lost when we have not lived a full human life, time unenriched by experience, creative endeavor, enjoyment, and suffering."

Time is lost when we have not lived a full human life, time unenriched by experience, creative endeavor, enjoyment, and suffering.



Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quotes: "Prayer does not mean simply to pour out one's heart. It means rather to find the way to God and to speak with him, whether the heart is full or empty."

Prayer does not mean simply to pour out one's heart. It means rather to find the way to God and to speak with him, whether the heart is full or empty.



Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quotes: "It is very easy to overestimate the importance of our own achievements in comparison with what we owe others."

It is very easy to overestimate the importance of our own achievements in comparison with what we owe others.



Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quotes: "Only he who believes is obedient and only he who is obedient believes."

Only he who believes is obedient and only he who is obedient believes.



Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quotes: "It is not your love that sustains the marriage, but from now on, the marriage that sustains your love."

It is not your love that sustains the marriage, but from now on, the marriage that sustains your love.



Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quotes: "Only those who put tomorrow completely into God's hand and receive fully today what they need for their lives are really secure."

Only those who put tomorrow completely into God's hand and receive fully today what they need for their lives are really secure.



Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quotes: "It is only because he became like us that we can become like him."

It is only because he became like us that we can become like him.



Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quotes: "When people are deeply affected by the Word, they tell it to other people."

When people are deeply affected by the Word, they tell it to other people.



Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quotes: "time is the most valuable thing that we have, because it is the most irrevocable."

time is the most valuable thing that we have, because it is the most irrevocable.



Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quotes: "He who loves community destroys community; he who loves the brethren builds community."

He who loves community destroys community; he who loves the brethren builds community.



Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quotes: "Cheap grace is grace without discipleship, grace without the cross, grace without Jesus Christ, living and incarnate."

Cheap grace is grace without discipleship, grace without the cross, grace without Jesus Christ, living and incarnate.



Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quotes: "It is infinitely easier to suffer in obedience to a human command than to accept suffering as free, responsible men."

It is infinitely easier to suffer in obedience to a human command than to accept suffering as free, responsible men.



Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quotes: "It seems to me more important actually to share someones distress than to use smooth words about it."

It seems to me more important actually to share someones distress than to use smooth words about it.



Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quotes: "The cross is not the terrible end to an otherwise God-fearing and happy life, but it meets us at the beginning of our communion with Christ. When Christ calls a man, he bids him come and die."

The cross is not the terrible end to an otherwise God-fearing and happy life, but it meets us at the beginning of our communion with Christ. When Christ calls a man, he bids him come and die.



Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quotes: "The richness of God’s Word ought to determine our prayer, not the poverty of our heart."

The richness of God’s Word ought to determine our prayer, not the poverty of our heart.



Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quotes: "Only he who gives thanks for the little things receives the big things."

Only he who gives thanks for the little things receives the big things.



Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quotes: "Christianity without the living Christ is inevitably Christianity without discipleship, and Christianity without discipleship is always Christianity without Christ."

Christianity without the living Christ is inevitably Christianity without discipleship, and Christianity without discipleship is always Christianity without Christ.



Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quotes: "The test of the morality of a society is what it does for its children."

The test of the morality of a society is what it does for its children.



Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quotes: "The Incarnation is the ultimate reason why the service of God cannot be divorced from the service of man."

The Incarnation is the ultimate reason why the service of God cannot be divorced from the service of man.



Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quotes: "Intercessory prayer is the purifying bath into which the individual and the community must enter every day."

Intercessory prayer is the purifying bath into which the individual and the community must enter every day.



Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quotes: "Fulfilled life is possible in spite of unfulfilled wishes."

Fulfilled life is possible in spite of unfulfilled wishes.



Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quotes: "It is the voice of the Church that is heard in singing together. It is not you that sings, it is the Church that is singing, and you, as a member of the Church, may share in its song."

It is the voice of the Church that is heard in singing together. It is not you that sings, it is the Church that is singing, and you, as a member of the Church, may share in its song.



Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quotes: "The church is her true self only when she exists for humanity."

The church is her true self only when she exists for humanity.



Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quotes: "Possessions are not God's blessing and goodness, but the opportunities of service which he entrusts to us."

Possessions are not God's blessing and goodness, but the opportunities of service which he entrusts to us.



Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quotes: "The more deeply we grow into the psalms and the more often we pray them as our own, the more simple and rich will our prayer become."

The more deeply we grow into the psalms and the more often we pray them as our own, the more simple and rich will our prayer become.



Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quotes: "Sometimes we just need a firm kick in the pants. An unsmiling expectation that if we mean all these wonderful things we talk about and sing about, then let’s see something to prove it."

Sometimes we just need a firm kick in the pants. An unsmiling expectation that if we mean all these wonderful things we talk about and sing about, then let’s see something to prove it.



Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quotes: "God is not a God of the emotions but the God of truth."

God is not a God of the emotions but the God of truth.



Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quotes: "The Lord confers great honor on his servants when he brings them suffering."

The Lord confers great honor on his servants when he brings them suffering.



Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quotes: "Self-justification and judging others go together, as justification by grace and serving others go together."

Self-justification and judging others go together, as justification by grace and serving others go together.



Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quotes: "God's truth judges created things out of love, and Satan's truth judges them out of envy and hatred."

God's truth judges created things out of love, and Satan's truth judges them out of envy and hatred.



Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quotes: "Politics are not the task of a Christian."

Politics are not the task of a Christian.



Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quotes: "Gratitude changes the pangs of memory into a tranquil joy."

Gratitude changes the pangs of memory into a tranquil joy.