Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Our eyes had to see folly
In order to bind us in deep guilt;
Then they stopped our mouths,
And we were as dumb dogs.

We learned to lie easily,
To be at the disposal of open injustice;
If the defenceless was abused,
Then our eyes remained cold…

The once holy bonds uniting men
Were mangled and flayed,
Friendship and faithfulness betrayed;
Tears and rue were reviled
-Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Letters and Papers from Prison (pg353)


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