Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Bonhoeffer in the courtyard of Tegel prison, 1944. He was executed in the Flossenburg concentration camp on April 9, 1945.

Our enemies are those who harbor hostility against us, not those against whom we cherish hostility… As a Christian I am called to treat my enemy as a brother and to meet hostility with love. My behavior is thus determined not by the way others treat me, but by the treatment I receive from Jesus.
-D. Bonhoeffer
The Cost of Discipleship


Anonymous said...

I am confused as to why you would include this on your website, when just a few posts ago you included a picture, presumably of the fires of hell in discussing the Presiding Bishop. Indeed there seems to be plenty of venom going around. Is this now an act of repentance? Does this mean that you will no longer impune her intentions and are trying to seek some common ground? If that is the case, maybe every blogger should first pray the prayer of Saint Francis before posting.

Unknown said...

Sounds like you are new to the cafe, Anon. Glad you could drop by. Bonhoeffer is our hero here.

Your "fires of hell" is actually a gas station after an explosion. Always better to keep the gas in the tank.

All are welcome here - those who are thrilled with the PB's leadership and those who are not so thrilled. We just ask that all who come by here enjoy the cream pies, not throw them.

That's a good idea about St. Francis. We're thinking of installing a plaque of the prayer by the front door next to Hagrid's Table.