Saturday, February 12, 2011

More Bonhoeffer

"a Christian fellowship lives and exists by the intercession of its members for one another or it collapses. i can no longer condemn or hate a brother for whom i pray, no matter how much trouble he causes me. his face, that hitherto may have been strange and intolerable to me, is transformed in intercession into the countenance of a brother for whom Christ died, the face of a forgiven make intercession means to grant our brother the same right that we have received, namely, to stand before Christ and share in his mercy."

dietrich bonhoeffer, life together

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