Monday, February 25, 2008

No Obstacles, Please!

Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906–1945)"It is wrong to suppose that there is so to speak a Word on the one hand and a Church on the other, and that it is the task of the preacher to take that Word into his hands and move it so as to bring it into the Church and apply it to the Church's needs. On the contrary, the Word moves of its own accord, and all the preacher has to do is to assist that movement and try to put no obstacles in its path." —Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906–1945)

Excerpt taken from
The Cost Of Discipleship by Dietrich Bonhoeffer, SCM Press Ltd. published 1959, p. 250, 253

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