Where God tears great gaps we should not try to fill them with human words. They should remain open. Our only comfort is the God of the resurrection, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ....--Quoted in Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy, Eric Metaxas
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Sometimes, Silence Is Best
The following quote is from a letter written by Dietrich Bonhoeffer to his seminary students, upon the news that one of their colleagues had been killed in the first three days of Germany's invasion of Poland in September 1939. It is wise counsel for all of us when we face circumstances in which we cannot make sense of the seemingly senseless suffering and death of those close to us.