Viral Words from Bonhoeffer

As the world grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, I remembered Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German clergyman and son of a physician.

"faith, hope, love" each word written on a card, strung on a line with clothes pins

As the world grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, let’s remember Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German clergyman and son of a physician. He lived in Germany during the Nazi era, and tried to save lives by following his conscience.

one act of obedience is better than 100 sermons- Dietrich Bonhoeffer
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That meant opposing fascism,the Nazis, Hitler, and trying to save Jewish people from extermination.

For that, he was executed and is considered to be a martyr for his faith.

Review the life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer at

sharing faith, hope, and love

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These three remain, faith, hope and love, and greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:13

Dr. Aletha

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Author: Aletha Cress Oglesby, M.D.

As a family physician, I explore the HEART of HEALTH in my work, recreation, community, and through writing. My blog, Watercress Words, informs and inspires us to live in health. I believe we can turn our health challenges into healthy opportunities. When we do, we can share the HEART of health with our families, communities, and the world. Come explore and share with me.

2 thoughts on “Viral Words from Bonhoeffer”

    1. Thanks so much for visiting and reading. Yes he was, he left us a wealth of wisdom in his writing, but it’s still sad his life was cut short, how much he could have contributed to our world. I visited your site. Your daughter’s ankle looks like my husband’s did a year ago. I hope she’s not in much pain and heals well. She’s much younger than he is, so she should do well.


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