Wednesday, July 19, 2006

more Bonhoeffer

A couple more quotes from Seize the Day with Dietrich Bonhoeffer, by Charles Ringma.
"It is easier by far to act on abstract principle than from concrete responsibility." Letters and Papers from Prison

"The person in his concrete life, wholeness and uniqueness is willed by God as the ultimate unity." Sanctorum Communio
God is practically, not abstractly or theoretically concerned about us.
He calls us not to do general good, but to specific acts of kindness and service. His love for us is not only focused on spiritual concerns, but embraces the whole of our concrete existence. Relationships, family, vocation, work, sexuality, economics, personal development, and politics all make a kaleidoscope of existence about which God is concerned.

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