Free the Oppressed

Quote -Injustice

“Is not this the fast which I have chosen: To loosen the bonds of wickedness, to undo the bands of the yoke, to free the oppressed and break every yoke?”

~Isaiah 58:6

Note: Pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a founding member of Germany’s anti-Nazi Confessing Church and author of the theological classic The Cost of Discipleship. He was sent to a concentration camp, continued to resist, and was finally executed–just three weeks before Hitler committed suicide. Bonhoeffer won.

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13 Responses to Free the Oppressed

  1. Excellent quotes. Have you seen this?

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  2. bonmedi says:

    Just learned about him at church today!

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  3. numrhood says:

    chapter 83:06


  4. revruss1220 says:

    Bonhoeffer was certainly a prime example of walking his talk. Thanks for this reminder if our call to do the same.

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  5. I love the Bonhoeffer quote!!

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  6. Heidi Viars says:

    He has his own space on my bookshelf 🙂 He was an amazing pastor and freedom fighter. Thanks for helping us remember him, Mitch.

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  7. theresaly520 says:

    This evocative quote brings back memories. My friend shared with me Bonhoeffer’s works years ago. Galvanizing!

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  8. c.f. leach says:

    Good post! The word is truth. Amen—Blessings and Peace.

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  9. Ann Coleman says:

    Thanks for sharing this, Mitch!

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  10. LOVE Bonhoeffer! God bless!

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