04 December 2008

Just a thought - but from one far wiser than me.

Christianity stands or falls with its revolutionary protest against violence, arbitrariness and pride of power and with its plea for the weak. Christians are doing too little to make these points clear rather than too much. Christendom adjusts itself far too easily to the worship of power. Christians should give more offense, shock the world far more, than they are doing now. Christian should take a stronger stand in favor of the weak rather than considering first the possible right of the strong. --Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Sermon on II Cor. 12:9

2 comments:

Alan Paul said...

Bonhoeffer is one of my heroes of the faith. He seemed to "get" living the Christian life more than the rest where it really counted - down in the trenches where the difference between living and dying was a matter of speaking out against a mad man in defense of the rights of those who were weak (jews).

holly becton said...

Oh, how I adore you! Thank you for the kind words, encouragement and prayers. Your words are gold to me.