Monday, 1 June 2009

Bonhoeffer on psychologists (and the like)

Found a quote from Dietrich Bonhoeffer on theologica which happens to express some of the problem with getting worked up about sociological distinctions like Gen X/Gen Y and the like. I already linked it on the Sola Panel but I'm rescuing it from comment oblivion by reproducing it here:

The most experienced psychologist or observer of human nature knows infinitely less of the human heart than the simplest Christian who lives beneath the Cross of Jesus.

The greatest psychological insight, ability, and experience cannot grasp this one thing: what sin is.

Worldly wisdom knows what distress and weakness and failure are, but it does not know the godlessness of man. And so it does not know that man is destroyed only by his sin and can be healed only by forgiveness. Only the Christian knows this.

-Bonhoeffer. Click on the Theologica link for the extended quote and the reference.

1 comment:

Hon said...

Great quote, Gordo!