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December 1, 2005

Advent: Bonhoeffer On Advent

Lent and Beyond is a new blog to me, but as I have surfed around the blogs that are reflecting upon Advent, it really stood. In particular I appreciated the quotes from Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s meditation on the meaning of Advent (with thanks as well to The Pietist). In particular these words stood out, “We have […]

Lent and Beyond is a new blog to me, but as I have surfed around the blogs that are reflecting upon Advent, it really stood. In particular I appreciated the quotes from Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s meditation on the meaning of Advent (with thanks as well to The Pietist). In particular these words stood out,

“We have become so accustomed to the idea of divine love and of God’s coming at Christmas that we no longer feel the shiver of fear that God’s coming should arouse in us. We are indifferent to the message, taking only the pleasant and agreeable out of it and forgetting the serious aspect, that the God of the world draws near to the people of our little earth and lays claim to us. The coming of God is truly not only glad tidings, but first of all frightening news for everyone who has a conscience.”

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