More on violence- from Bonhoeffer

The St. Gregory’s blog has been posting a detailed series of reflections on my book Everything Must Change. The last post references this quote in my endnotes from Bonhoeffer:

(Footnote 6 on page 327)
“In a sermon on 2 Corinthians 12:9, Dietrich Bonhoeffer spoke of the need for more public action against injustice: ‘Christianity stands or falls with its revolutionary protest against violence, arbitrariness and pride of power and with its plea for the weak Christians are doing too little to make these points clear rather than too much. Christendom adjusts itself far too easily to the worship of power. Christians should give more offense, shock the world far more, than they are doing now. Christians should take a stronger stand in favor of the weak rather than considering first the possible right of the strong.’

Two kinds of offense these days – one typified by so-called Christian militias, and another by those who speak out against violence, especially when it’s promoted in the name of God.