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Sunday, October 01, 2006

Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Christian Fellowship

Image and video hosting by TinyPic'If we do not give thanks daily for the Christian fellowship in which we have been placed, even where there is no great experience, no discoverable riches, but much weakness, small faith,and difficulty; if, on the contrary, we only keep complaining to God that everything is so paltry and petty, so far from what we expected, then we hinder God from letting our fellowship grow according to the measure and riches which are there for us all in Jesus Christ.' Life Together: The Classic Exploration of Faith in Community.

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Blogger Brian Douglas said...

Seems to me that this is a very good justification for dialogue rather than the acrimony of party position. Let's give thanks for Bonhoeffer.

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Blogger Jeff said...

Yes! I really enjoyed the book when I read it a number of years ago when I was in the ministry in the US. I fully agree that this has much to say about how we dialogue and listen to one another, particularly in the area of controversial issues such as Eucharistic theology. We need to affirm what our friends see as central but encourage them to look beyond some of the narrow views that came out of the Continent in the C16 that really did not advance the cause of unity it could have.

6:34 pm  

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