After Dietrich Bonhoeffer returned to Germany after spending just twenty six days in New York, he returned to Sigurdshof to resume his work…“But unbeknownst to him, Hellmut Traub had ably taken over where Bonhoeffer had left off. Traub recalled his surprise at seeing Bonhoeffer suddenly returned to them…”

And then one day after a short message that he was returning, Bonhoeffer stood before us. This was quite unexpected–indeed, there was something extraordinary about him, even when the circumstances were quite ordinary. I was immediately up in arms, blurting out how he come back after it had cost so m uch trouble to get him into safety–safety for us, for our cause; here everything was lost anyway

He calmly lit a cigarette. The he said that he made a mistake in going to America. He did not himself understand now why he had done it!

(Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy by Eric Metaxas, 344-345).