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Monday, December 24, 2007

Bonhoeffer on: A son given by God


"This text speaks of the birth of a child, not the revolutionary deed of a strong man, or the breath-taking discovery of a sage, or the pious deed of a saint. It truly boggles the mind: The birth of a child is to bring about the great transformation of all things, is to bring salvation and redemption to all of humanity. As if to shame the most powerful human efforts and achievements, a child is placed in the centre of world history. A child born of humans, a son given by God. This is the mystery of the redemption of the world; all that is past and all that is to come is encompassed here."

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