Sunday, December 05, 2010

Serving the times. . .

From Dietrich Bonhoeffer:

"God wants to see human beings," he said, "not ghosts who shun the world."  He said that in "the whole of world history there is always only one really significant hour--the present. . . .If you want to find eternity, you must serve the times."  His words presaged what he woulld write to his fiancee from his prison cell years  later:  "Our marriage must be a 'yes' to God's earth.  It must strenghten our resolve to do and accomplish something on earth.  I fear that Christians who venture to stand on earth on only one leg will stand in heaven on only one leg too."  (pages 80-81)
from Bonhoeffer:  Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy
by Eric Metaxas

1 comment:

Randy said...

"God wants to see human beings."

Also, consider:
"We lead by being human. We do not lead by being corporate, professional, or institutional." (Paul G. Hawken, founder, Smith and Hawken). (quoted in Encouraging the Heart by Kouzes and Posner).