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Human Being, Pay Attention to Your Soul!

My Pastoral Ponderings

I love these words from Dietrich Bonhoeffer, which I first encountered in I Want to Live These Days with You: A Year of Daily Devotions. I will be using some of this in my sermon this Sunday, but I wanted to share it here because I could not find these words quoted anywhere on the internet, and they really deserve to be. So, here are Bonhoeffer’s wise and wonderful words on the importance of paying attention to our souls:


“Like a song from old times, like a medieval image painted on gold leaf, like the memory of childhood days, the sound of the wonderful word of the soul has grown foreign to us. If there is still in our day—in the age of machines, of economic battles, of the reign of fashion and sports—something like the soul, then it’s not just a dear childhood memory like so many others…

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