Drinking Deeply

Sunday, October 29, 2006 at 6:39 PM

Stop dating (your idea of) the church

He who loves his dream of community more than the Christian community itself becomes a destroyer of the latter, even thoguh his intentions may be ever so honest and earnest and sacrificial... the man who fashions a visionary ideal of community demands that it be realized by God, by others, and by himself. He enters the community of Christians with his demands, sets up his own law, and judges the brethren and God and himself accordingly.
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer Life Together

Guilty as charged. Reflections on the retreat on Contentment in Christ to come.


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