There is not a place to which the Christian can withdraw from the world, whether it be outwardly or in the sphere of the inner life. Any attempt to escape from the world must sooner or later be paid for with a sinful surrender to the world.” Dietrich Bonhoeffer - Ethics
Responsible action, in other words, is a highly risky venture. It makes no claims to objectivity or certainty. It is a free venture that cannot be justified in advance except to ask and receive wisdom and discernment. Civil courage, in fact does grow out of free responsibility of free men. That free responsibility depends on a God who demands responsible action in a bold venture of faith and who promises forgiveness and solace to a man who becomes a sinner in that venture.