Wisdom

Wisdom

To tell you the truth, I am just out of steam today.  Maybe it’s the rain, maybe it’s the meetings I had this morning, maybe it’s the lunch I ate after the meetings, but whatever the case, I’m tired.  So, instead of trying to develop a piece of brilliant wisdom, I’ll share some wisdom from others.

From Omar Bradley, WW II General in European Theater of Operations

 

 “The world has achieved brilliance without conscience.  Ours is a world full of nuclear giants and ethical infants.  We know more about war than we know about peace, more about killing than we know about living.  If we continue to develop our technology without wisdom or prudence, our servant may prove to be our executioner.”

From Dietrich Bonhoeffer, German Pastor/Theologian who returned to Germany from America after Hitler came to power and after two years in prison was executed on April 9, 1945, two weeks before United States troops liberated the camp.

  

I have come to the conclusion that I made a mistake in coming to America. I must live through this difficult period in our national history with the people of Germany. I will have no right to participate in the reconstruction of Christian life in Germany after the war if I do not share the trials of this time with my people.”

“There is no way to peace along the way to safety. For peace must be dared. It is the great venture.”

“Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.”

“Being a Christian is less about cautiously avoiding sin than about courageously and actively doing God's will.”

From Mark Twain, American writer and satirist

“Truth fears no questions.”

 

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