Friday, September 1, 2017

Living completely in this world

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While Dietrich Bonhoeffer was in prison for his participation with fellow Christians and co-conspirators in a plot to assassinate Hitler, he wrote about the need for a truly human faith capable of living in this world.

“I thought I could acquire faith by trying to live a holy life or something like it. 

I suppose I wrote the Cost of Discipleship as the end of that path. Today I can see the dangers of that book, though I still stand by it. I discovered later, and I’m still discovering right up to this moment, that it is only by living completely in this world that one learns to have faith.”