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Writes Dietrich Bonhoeffer:

The followers of Christ have been called to peace. And they must not only have peace but also make it. To that end they renounce all violence and tumult. … His disciples keep the peace by choosing to endure suffering rather than inflict it on others. They maintain fellowship where others would break it off. They renounce hatred and wrong. In so doing they overcome evil with good, and establish the peace of God in the midst of a world of war and hate.

(Thanks to Mark Fee)

1:07 pm on June 24, 2009