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
January 07, 2020
- Eberhard Arnold Salt and Light
It is a simple thing: joy in everything that lives. Anyone who can rejoice in life, in other people, in the fellowship of church community – anyone who feels joy in the mutual relationships of trust and inner fellowship – such a person experiences what love is. Anyone who cannot feel joy cannot live.… Only where there is joy do love and justice dwell. We need the spirit of joy to overcome the gloomy spirit of covetousness, the spirit of unjust mammon and its deadly hate. We can only have such joy if we have faith, and if we believe that the earth has a future.
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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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