Where Jesus’ influence makes men into real men, their life becomes genuine and pure. It shines into the darkness of the world around and unmasks what is false and untrue—what is trying to hide. But the light which Jesus kindles is not exhausted by just making a situation clear. Cold light has no part in the kingdom of God. What matters is to live in God’s heart and from God’s heart. As with the sun, the brightness of His being is inseparable from life-kindling warmth.- Eberhard Arnold
April 02, 2020
- Eberhard Arnold From a letter, March 1920
Certainly this relationship, between the divine and the human, lives in all men and especially in all deep and vital men; in a particular way it lives in today’s young people. In Jesus, however, this relationship attained such a unique and decisive power that we can understand why early Christianity recognized Him as the highest type of man and at the same time as the highest revelation of God.
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Life and life-community must rise towards the sun like the sun-bird phoenix, always being burned to ashes, yet being renewed again and again.- Eberhard Arnold
The message of the Gospel is the awakening from death. From the resurrection on, Christ is proving himself the Son of God in the constantly renewed coming down of the Holy Spirit.- Eberhard Arnold
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