Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Bonhoeffer: a picture of Advent

Wednesday, December 22, 2021
    The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners...
    —Isaiah 61:1 (NIV)
    A prison cell, in which one waits, hopes, does various unessential things, and is completely dependent on the fact that the door of freedom has to be opened from the outside, is not a bad picture of Advent.
    ... Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945), in a letter, November 21, 1943, A Testament to Freedom: the essential writings of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Geffrey B. Kelly, F. Burton Nelson, eds., HarperCollins, 1995, p. 490 (see the book)
    See also Isa. 61:1; Luke 4:18-19; John 8:31-36; Rom. 8:20-21; Gal. 5:1; Col. 3:11
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, You have released me from my prison.
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