Sunday, September 18, 2011

Your life is not about success

"In Ethics he wrote:

In a world where success is the measure and justification of all things the figure of Him who was sentenced and crucified remains a stranger and is best the object of pity. The world will allow itself to be subdued only by success. It is not ideas or opinions which decide, but deeds. Success alone justifies wrongs done.......With the frankness and off-handness which no other earthly power could permit itself, history appeals in its own cause to the dictum that the end justifies the means.....The figure of Christ invalidates all thought which takes success for its standard"

Bonnhoeffer, Eric Metaxa, Page 363

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