Let me start by thanks Eric Metaxas for doing a great job of Bonhoeffer’s biography. Through his work we have a good picture of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s life. Eric’s work is a good example of what a biography should be. Without it I wouldn’t have been challenged the way I was. Let me not get ahead of myself. This is the first post, as I reflect on the Dietrich’s life. The theme of calling and conviction is one I’ll be exploring in this post.
I’m not sure if many Christ followers will admit to this. You know, the times the Bible feels or seems silent. Let me say it: there I times when I feel like I’m not getting anything from the Bible. Sometimes I read the Bible and it doesn’t ‘seem’ like I’m getting anything out of it.
I must admit, upfront, that the problem is never the Bible. The ‘problem’, cause I can’t think fo another word, is often me. I’m not going to act like I know all the reasons why, because I don’t.
One of the books I’m reading at the moment. It cuts to the heart of translating grace to daily living and what it means to be a disciple of Christ.
Bonhoeffer is candid and explicit. I don’t think it is him really, just that he echoes the implications of being a disciple of Christ as per Christ’s teachings and call, in a practical and easily understood manner.
Discipleship means adherence to Christ…
I’m starting to read Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s “The Cost Of Discipleship”. Excited to see what the rest of it will be like.
The introduction is already up front: it is not about what people or even we, ourselves, want for or of ourselves but what Jesus, the Christ, Himself wants of us.
God, would you help me, and many others serving You, to stay on track with what you want of me and them.
Focusing on what Jesus wants means ignoring a lot of demands on ourselves. Help, Lord, sometimes I Am Jonah.
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