Who stands firm?

Dietrich Bonhoeffer:

Who stands firm? Only the one whose ultimate standard is not his reason, his principles, conscience, freedom, or virtue; only the one who is prepared to sacrifice all of these when, in faith and in relationship to God alone, he is called to obedient and responsible action. Such a person is the responsible one, whose life is to be nothing but a response to God’s question and call. Where are the responsible ones?

“An Account at the Turn of the Year 1942-1943,” Letters & Papers from Prison

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