July 11, 2021

Dietrich Bonhoeffer (July 1939)

After just a month in America where he was to lecture,
Dietrich Bonhoeffer departs for Germany writing to
Richard Niebuhr:  "I have made a mistake in coming
to America. I must live through this difficult period of
our national history with the Christian people of Germany.
I will have no right to participate in the reconstruction of
Christian life in Germany after the war if I do not share
the trials of this time with my people."