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

'Being a Christian is less about cautiously avoiding sin than about courageously and actively doing God's will." Dietrich Bonhoeffer quote Previous pinner says, "Trying to get this idea into my bones.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer quote.  The book, Bonhoeffer, is one of the best not fiction books I have ever read. He was an amazing man with divine perception

Dietrich Bonhoeffer quote The book, Bonhoeffer, is one of the best not fiction book I have ever read. He was an amazing man with divine perception

We must learn to regard people less in the light of what they do or omit to do, and more in the light of what they suffer. --Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Perhaps if others had suffered they would've been kinder in their judgements and more merciful in their behaviour. Perhaps they would've made more of an effort to encourage and strengthen and less effort to magnify flaws and mistakes.

"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 quote

"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.

A quote from Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German Lutheran pastor who opposed Nazism and was executed during his imprisonment at a Nazi concentration camp 23 days before German surrender. I feel this quote wraps up the ideology of early Protestants.

For those of you who choose to stay "neutral" to domestic violence by remaining silent. You're enabling the abuser to continue, if not helping. I watched those I turned to enable it to continue and help me to blame myself.

"God does not give us everything we want, but He does fulfill His promises, leading us along the best and straightest paths to Himself." - Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

"God does not give us everything we want, but He does fulfill His promises, leading us along the best and straightest paths to Himself.

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 #gratitude #richlife #blessed

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. Pastor. Martyr. Prophet. Spy. – “We must learn to regard people less in the light of what they do or omit to do, and more in the light of what they suffer.”

I share a birthday with Dietrich Bonhoeffer German Lutheran pastor, theologian, and anti-fascist. He was a participant in the German resistance movement against Nazism!

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