Friday, April 9, 2010


A pastor should not complain about his congregation, certainly never to other people, but also not to God.  A congregation has not been entrusted to him in order that he should become its accuser before God and men.  When a person becomes alienated from a Christian community in which he has been placed and begins to raise complaints about it, he had better examine himself first to wee whether the trouble is not due to his wish dream that has been shattered by God...
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Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Teacher, Martyr, died April 9, 1945

1 comment:

  1. Bonhoeffer stays with us because he kept Christ at the center of his thought. Religionless Christianity is written on our hearts (Jer 31) in the core of our beings.