Tuesday, June 10, 2014


“Peace on earth is not a problem, but a commandment given at Christ’s coming. There are two ways of reacting to this command from God: the unconditional, blind obedience of action, or the hypocritical question of the Serpent: ‘Yea, hath God said...?’ This question is the mortal enemy of obedience, and therefore the mortal enemy of real peace.”—Bonhoeffer as quoted in Bonhoeffer the Assassin?, page 56

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Unless, of course, you don't really want to obey...violence is addictive. It seems to work—or is it that we want it to work, so we remember it as working? After all, that way we are doing something—unlike prayer, which feels like we aren't really doing anything...as usual, our perspective is backwards.
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