God At The Center

Bonhoeffer

I find all this talk about human limits questionable. (Can even death, since people hardly fear it now, or sin, which people hardly even comprehend now, still be called genuine “limits?”) I always have the feeling we are merely fearfully trying to save room for God; I would rather speak of God at the center than at the limits, in strength rather than in weakness, and thus in human life and goodness rather than in death and guilt.      

                                                                                                                                 (Dietrich Bonhoeffer to Eberhard Bethge Tegel prison, April 30, 1944)

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