I think that we’re going to have an exceptionally good Christmas. . .

Bonhoeffer wrote this to his fiancée from prison: “Dear Maria—I think that we’re going to have an exceptionally good Christmas. . . I used to be very fond of thinking up and giving presents, but now that we have nothing to give, the gift God gave us in the birth of Christ will seem all the more glorious: the emptier our hands, the better we understand. . . The poorer our quarters, the more clearly we perceive that our hearts should be Christ’s home on earth.” –Love Letters from Cell 92.

HT: Leonard Sweet

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~ by Richard on December 9, 2011.

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