Monday, 21 July 2008

More on that forgiveness lark...

Up to page 32. Not the most easy read ever. The paragraph I just read ended on a stark note: 'Could forgiveness be effective, or even thinkable, in the midst of Nazi Germany?'

Naturally, the answer is assumed to be 'No,' simply because of the nature of Germany of that time. But Bonhoeffer preached, and tried to live this costly forgiveness. If a man can choose to forgive - up to a point - living in the barbaric state that was the Third Reich, then why do I struggle with it? I think I still misunderstand forgiveness.

And that scares me a little.

1 comment:

Joshua said...

"Father forgivem them for they know not what they do."