Monday, April 18, 2011

Simplicity Defined-Finally!

Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a German theologian who was executed by the Nazis for taking a stand against Hitler's regime. He wrote, "To be simple is to fix one's eyes solely on the simple truth of God at a time when all concepts are being confused, distorted, and turned upside down."

Now I can quit wondering what it means to be 'simple'.


Beth Stone said...

Oooh... I really like this quote. What an inspiring person he was - what a story. I recently watched a documentary on his life and was really blown away. I read his book The Cost of Discipleship back in college and really enjoyed it too. Thanks for sharing this!

Pom Pom said...

Thank you, Debbie. Now I'm turning off my computer and reaching for my Bible.

Left-Handed Housewife said...

I love Bonhoeffer--he's one of my heroes. And this is a good quote to ponder as I too am thinking about ways to simplify my life. Thanks!


Gumbo Lily said...

Great quote. I'm writing it down.