Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Bonhoeffer: the community of the Beatitudes

Tuesday, April 9, 2013
    Feast of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Teacher, Martyr, 1945
    “Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life and may go through the gates into the city.”
    —Revelation 22:14 (NIV)
    Having reached the end of the Beatitudes, we naturally ask if there is any place on this earth for the community which they describe. Clearly, there is one place, and only one, and that is where the poorest, meekest, and most sorely tried of all men is to be found—on the cross at Golgotha. The fellowship of the Beatitudes is the fellowship of the Crucified. With him it has lost all, and with him it has found all.
    ... Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945), The Cost of Discipleship, Simon and Schuster, 1959, p. 113-114 (see the book)
    See also Rev. 22:14; Matt. 5:3-12; John 14:21-23; Rom. 4:6-9; 1 John 3:23-24; 5:3-4
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, I cling to You.
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