"Either I determine the place where I want to find God, or I let him determine the place where he wants to be found."

Bonhoeffer, writing to Rüdiger Schleicher:

“Either I determine the place where I want to find God, or I let him determine the place where he wants to be found. If it is I who says where God is to be found, then I will always find a God there who in some manner corresponds to me, is pleasing to me, who is commensurate with my own nature. But if it is God who says where he is to be found, then it will probably be a place that is not at all commensurate with my own nature and that does not please me at all. This place, however, is the cross of Jesus.” (DBWE 14:168).

Joshua Steele @joshuapsteele