Thursday, December 20, 2012

Christmas in a Cold Prison

Tony Reinke recounts the writing of Dietrich Bonhoeffer that was penned during his Christmas holiday spent in a Nazi prison.
But it was within this suffocating suffering that Christmas seemed to take a deeper meaning for the 37-year-old pastor-scholar. “A prison cell like this is a good analogy for Advent,” he wrote to a friend. "One waits, hopes, does this or that — ultimately negligible things — the door is locked and can only be opened from the outside."
Read the rest.

No comments: