Quote: The one significant hour? Right here, right now.


Title: Bonhoeffer
Author: Eric Metaxas
Page: 80,81

On September 23 the parents heard their son preach on a theme central to him throughout his life, supporting the accurately earthly, incarnational aspect of the Christian faith against the Gnostic or dualistic ideas that the body is inferior to the soul or spirit. “God wants to see human beings,” he said, “not ghosts who shun the world.” He said that in “the whole of world history there is always only one really significant hour—the present. . . . [I]f you want to find eternity, you must serve the times.”

— We must never be so heavenly minded that we are no earthly good.

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