Twenty years too late

“This is where a tremendous decision takes place: whether we Christians have enough strength to witness before the world that we are not dreamers with our heads in the clouds . . . that our faith really is not opium that keeps us content within an unjust world. Instead, and precisely because our minds are set on things above, we are that much stubborn and purposeful in protesting here on earth . . . Does it have to be so that Christianity, which began as immensely revolutionary, now has to remain conservative for all time? That every new movement has to blaze its path without the church, and that the church always takes twenty years to see what has actually happened?” (Dietrich Bonhoeffer, DBW 11, 446)

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