Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Bonhoeffer in the courtyard of Tegel prison, 1944. He was executed in the Flossenburg concentration camp on April 9, 1945.

Our enemies are those who harbor hostility against us, not those against whom we cherish hostility… As a Christian I am called to treat my enemy as a brother and to meet hostility with love. My behavior is thus determined not by the way others treat me, but by the treatment I receive from Jesus.

-D. Bonhoeffer
The Cost of Discipleship