I can only say that I feel more and more certain and more and more happy in my inner calling to deeds in the love of Jesus, and to the discipleship of Christ in all aspects of practical life.- Eberhard Arnold
- Eberhard Arnold, January 1920 From an Essay
Justice and love demand that everyone take part in simple practical work with a spade, hatchet, or rake. Everyone should be ready to devote a few hours every day to this practical work; those who have done purely mental work till now will feel its humanizing effect especially. In this way it will be possible for each person’s unique gifts to be kindled. The light that flickers within each heart will then exhibit its once-hidden glow in scholarly research or in music, in expressive words, or in the craftsman’s art in wood, stone, or paint…such work will reveal the joy in life that is in each person. Only death knows idleness and tedium. Where there is life, the mind’s creative will remains alert and comes to expression in the service of the whole.
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The only thing required is that we continue in unconditional truthfulness and in complete love, and that we see the help and the solution in nothing but Jesus alone.- Eberhard Arnold
The Lord of peace wholly consecrates and sanctifies men and human life to His perfect purity and unity. He demands the surrender of life and everything belonging to it. Peace belongs to all those who do good, who surrender everything to love, and it belongs to them alone. Peace streams from the mercy of God. It reveals His heart.- Eberhard Arnold
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