Monday, 2 September 2013

On being open for the essence

Pondering on NSA, stalking, gossip, and the manipulative power games people play often in the name of righteousness which is nearly always a thinly veiled self-righteousness and a warped sense of entitlement. Once again, the main man Dietrich Bonhoeffer* has something to offer:

'Do you want to see him as a photograph that records everything? Or with the respectful and loving eyes of one who takes in and is affected by the essential picture of the other, and who lets the other's secret be? And what is clarity, when there is often so much obscurity within people themselves? Then one must wait until the storm has passed and the water has settled and cleared up again. We must have a lot of patience with one another.'


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