September 24, 2020

From Matthew Gunter Facebook page

 "In order to expose the small as well as the big lies a community must exist that has learned to speak truthfully to one another. That community, moreover, must know that to speak truthfully to one another requires the time granted through the work of forgiveness. Such patient timefulness is a gift from the God who the community believes has given the community all the time we need to care for the words we speak to one another. Any community absent such a people is, quite literally, doomed to live lies that are the breeding ground for violence. Bonhoeffer believed the church is the sign God has placed in the windows of the world to make possible a truthful politics."

– Stanley Hauerwas, 'Performing the Faith, Bonhoeffer and the Practice of Nonviolence'