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The commandment of absolute truthfulness is really only another name for the fullness of discipleship.

From Proverbs 10:9:  “Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but whoever follows perverse ways will be found out.”

Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quote

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Christian brotherhood is not an ideal which we must realize; it is rather a reality created by God in Christ in which we may participate.

From Psalm 133:1:  “How very good and pleasant it is when kindred live together in unity!”

Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quote

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Jesus wants to pray with us and to have us pray with Him, so that we may be confident and glad that God hears us.

From Psalm 147:12-15:  “Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem!  Praise your God, O Zion!  For He strengthens the bars of your gates; He blesses your children within you.  He grants peace[a] within your borders; He fills you with the finest of wheat.  He sends out His command to the earth; His word runs swiftly.”

Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quote

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It is only with gratitude that life becomes rich.

From Colossians 3:15-17:  “And let peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in the one body.  And be thankful.  Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly; teach and admonish one another in all wisdom; and with gratitude in your hearts sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to God.  And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.”

Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quote

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Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.

From James 1:22-24:  “But be doers of the word, and not merely hearers who deceive themselves.  For if any are hearers of the Word and not doers, they are like those who look at themselves in a mirror; for they look at themselves and, on going away, immediately forget what they were like.”

Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quote

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It is very easy to overestimate the importance of our own achievements in comparison with what we owe others.  

From 1 Peter 5:5:  “. . . And all of you must clothe yourselves with humility in your dealings with one another, for ‘God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.'”