Friday, March 11, 2011

Lent Reading: Quote of the Day 3

From Dietrich Bonhoeffer's book Meditations on the Cross, the chapter entitled "The Path of God" based on Luke 4:5-8 (Jesus temptation by the Devil).

As the Messiah of Jewish dreams, he could have liberated Israel and led it to glory and honor. His entry procession could have been that of he visible king of this world. What a remarkable man he was, a man to whom dominion over the world is offered even beore he begins his own work. And he is all the more remarkable in that he rejects the offer.
When am I too eager to accept any means to a good end, rather than making sure not only my goal is good, but also my path to the goal?

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