Barth on the Christian Community – my favourite quote

Posted: March 6, 2012 by J in Church

[The community is] the confederation of the witnesses who may and must speak because they believe.

The community does not speak by words alone. It speaks by the very fact of its existence in the world; and, moreover and especialy, by its silent service to all the handicapped, weak and needy in the world. It speaks, finally, by the simple fact that it prays for the world.

It does all this because this is the purpose of its summons [into existence] by the Word of God. It cannot avoid doing these things, since it believes…

(p.38 Evangelical Theology: an introduction)

I would like this framed and hung on my wall, it moves me so deeply.


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