Tuesday, September 18, 2007

CQOD: 09/21/07 -- Bonhoeffer: a share in His sufferings

Christian Quotation of the Day

September 21, 2007
Feast of Matthew, Apostle & Evangelist
    Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, "Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother when he sins against me? Up to seven times?" Jesus answered, "I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times."
    -- Matthew 18:21,22 (NIV)

    The law of Christ, which it is our duty to fulfill, is the bearing of the cross. Thus the call to follow Christ always means a call to share the work of forgiving men their sins. Forgiveness is the Christlike suffering which it is the Christian’s duty to bear.
    ... Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945)

Quiet time reflection:
    Show me, Lord, whom I must forgive.

See Believer's Desktop Companion 2007

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