Tuesday, July 21, 2009

No longer our own

"When we have fully renounced making something out of ourselves - be it a saint or a converted sinner or a church man or woman, a righteous or an unrighteous person, a sick or a healthy person - when we have renounced all that, we fall completely into God's arms and into what i call this-worldliness, namely, living in an abundance of tasks, questions, successes and failures, experiences and helplessness. We then take seriously no longer our own suffering, but the suffering of God in the world. We watch with Christ in Gethsemane....... How can we get carried away with successes or failures if in the life of this world we emphatically suffer the sufferings of God?" - Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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