claiborne on bonhoeffer on community

February 16, 2007 | 7 Comments

shane claibornedietrich bonhoefferThe following is worth remembering even though it is paraphrased from Shane Claiborne who was quoting, or perhaps even paraphrasing, Dietrich Bonhoeffer:

If you love the vision you have for community, you will destroy community. If you love the people around you, you will create community.

  • it’s from a great little book called “Life Together” by Bonhoeffer.

  • did you get this from his book or the catalyst podcast?

  • it’s a fascinating book that is very worth a read. (i’m speaking of life together, but i suppose it goes as well for claiborne’s book.)

  • Mike and Joshua,
    I did read Life Together a few years ago, but don’t remember that particular quote. Thanks for helping point out where it is from.

    Matt,
    I did get it from the Catalyst podcast, which is why it’s a paraphrase at best on my part.

  • “Love community and you will kill it
    Love your brother and you will build it” Bonhoeffer

  • david

    thank you jj, i was about to

  • Compelling all the same…thanks of sharing John!