Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Christianity for the weak or for the strong?

Christianity stands or falls with its revolutionary protest against violence, arbitrariness and pride of power and with its apologia for the weak … Christianity is rather doing too little in showing these points than too much. Christianity has adjusted itself much too easily to the worship of power. It should give much more offence, more shock to the world, than it is doing now. Christianity should … take a much more definite stand for the weak than to consider the potential moral right of the strong

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

From Volume 13 of the Collected Works London 1933-35, edited Keith Clements and translated Isabel Best