“A brother is sinful as we are” by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“Why is it that it is often easier for us to confess our sins to God than to a brother? God is holy and sinless, He is a just judge of evil and the enemy of all disobedience. But a brother is sinful as we are. He knows from his own experience the dark night of secret sin. Why should we not find it easier to go to a brother than to the holy God?”

–Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Life Together (New York: Harper & Row, 1954), 115.

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