By Emmy Arnold
Emmy Arnold used to be born in 1883 in Riva, Latvia, to a sought after kin of teachers. As an grownup she became her again at the middle-class milieu of her upbringing and married Eberhard Arnold, a innovative public speaker. In 1920 the couple left their Berlin domestic and based a rural commune that also exists within the Bruderhof, and as a Christian communal circulate within the united states, united kingdom and Australia. this can be a biography and heritage of Emmy Arnold's lifestyles and paintings.
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A spirit of joy and comradeship was alive among us. What filled us most throughout those Whitsun days was the desire to carry something new into the world, to blaze a trail for the kingdom of God, to proclaim the message of peace and love. The example of St. Francis of Assisi, with his love for people and animals, meant a great deal to us. ” He began by explaining the true significance of such a meeting, and suggested that we should sit together in silence for perhaps half an hour or so, in order to listen to the Spirit.
We must obey God rather than men! ” Eberhard’s words struck the audience like lightning, and an animated argument ensued. It was more than an intellectual discussion; it was as if the very bottom had dropped out of things. Hermann Schafft contradicted Eberhard most vehemently. He as well as others represented that the State was “God’s servant to punish evil and to foster good,” as the apostle Paul expresses it. In a relative sense Eberhard agreed with this concept of the State; yet he urgently felt that the hour demanded more: it needed people who were willing to testify to Jesus’ way of nonviolence.
Everyone was aware of confusion among the youth, an effect of the A Joyful Pilgrimage The Wnd Blows turmoil and suffering of the war years. There were those who wanted to lead them back onto the beaten track of conventional church life and revivalist pietism. Others, Eberhard among them, believed that the young generation was looking on public events with an entirely different eye as a result of the war and the revolution. The young had learned a lesson from the blatant inequalities, the realities of military duty, and the whole war psychosis they had so painfully observed.
A Joyful Pilgrimage: My Life in Community by Emmy Arnold