accepting hardships


O Heavenly Father,
I praise you and thank you for all your goodness
and faithfulness throughout my life.
You have granted me many blessings.
Now let me accept tribulation from your hand.
You will not lay on me more than I can bear.
You make all things work together for good
For your children.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer, 1906 – 1945, German Lutheran theologian and martyr


They preached the gospel in that city and won a large number of disciples. Then they returned to Lystra, Iconium and Antioch, strengthening the disciples and encouraging them to remain true to the faith.
“We must go through many hardships to enter the kingdom of God,” they said.

image  Bonhoeffer’s cell in Tegel

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