Bonhoeffer on faith and hardship

When Jeremiah said, in his people’s hour of direst need, that houses and fields [and vineyards] shall again be bought in this land,” it was a token of confidence in the future. That requires faith, and may God grant it to us daily. I don’t mean the faith that flees the world, but the faith that endures in the world and loves and remains true to that world in spite of all the hardships it brings us.

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November 12, 2011 · bonhoeffer · quotes · church

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