Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“Christ is not a principle in accordance with which the whole world must be shaped.  Christ is not the proclaimer of a system of what would be good today, here and at all times.  Christ teaches no abstract ethics such as must at all costs be put into practice.  Christ was not essentially a teacher and legislator, but a human, a real human like ourselves…For indeed it is not written that God became an idea, a principle, a program, a universally valid proposition or a law, but that God became human.”

– Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Ethics.

Advertisements

One response to “Dietrich Bonhoeffer

  1. We are the pumpkins. God is the carver. He scrapes out all the unusable stuff, and if we will permit, fills us with his glory. And if we do, His light will shine through our eyes and mouth.
    Love you,
    Grandma/Great Gram

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s