Bonhoeffer Says

Bonhoeffer Says May 27, 2012

In 1934, at an ecumenical conference, on a beach in Denmark, at Farö, a Swede asked Bonhoeffer: “What you do, sir, if war broke out?”

Reflectively, he allowed the sand to trickle through his fingers, then turned calmly toward the questioner and replied:

I pray that God will give me the strength not to take up arms.

From E. Bethge, Dietrich Bonhoeffer: A Biography, 389.

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