“A proud, offensive silence” by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“There is such a thing as forbidden, self-indulgent silence, a proud, offensive silence. And this means that it can never be merely silence as such. The silence of the Christian is listening silence, humble stillness, that may be interrupted at any time for the sake of humility.”

–Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Life Together (New York: Harper & Row, 1954), 80.

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