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Monday, March 14, 2016

Working Together--Dietrich Bonhoeffer

In a polarized election season, where tempers are short (including mine) and nerves frayed, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, who ran an illegal Christian seminary under Nazi rule, has something useful to say about living together peacefully. He states:
The weak must not judge the strong, the strong must not despise the weak. The weak must guard against pride, the strong against indifference. None must seek his own rights. If the strong person falls, the weak one must guard his heart against malicious joy at his downfall. If the weak one falls, the strong one must help him rise again in all kindness. The one needs as much patience as the other.
Good advice. 

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