Without a doubt, it is difficult to understand how to navigate what is happening in our world today, and especially how to respond to what we believe is wrong. As a human being, I believe we have no greater responsibility than to pursue the fair and equal treatment of all human beings. As a Christian, I believe christians bear an even greater responsibility and that is to imitate Christ in thought, word and deed, and become the Way, the Truth and the Life-here and now.
I have found very few who can speak into our current situation with wisdom, love and truth and provide the necessary guidance that we desperately need to be healthy human beings and Christians in our thoughts, words and deeds.
However, there are some witnesses of truth, who we can look to and we must look to, especially now.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer is one such witness, who can help us remember why times like these call for us to stand fast in something and someone other than our individual reason, principles, conscience, freedom and virtue.
The following is the Prologue to Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Letters & Papers from Prison. It is exactly what we need to remember who we are as human beings and Christians, and how we can navigate and respond to what is happening in our hearts and in our world.