Friday, August 24, 2018

Bonhoeffer: Christ stands between

Friday, August 24, 2018
    Feast of Bartholomew the Apostle
    There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
    —Galatians 3:28 (NIV)
    We are separated from one another by an unbridgeable gulf of otherness and strangeness which resists all our attempts to overcome it by means of natural association or emotional or spiritual union. There is no way from one person to another. However loving and sympathetic we try to be, however sound our psychology, however frank and open our behaviour, we cannot penetrate the incognito of the other man, for there are no direct relationships, not even between soul and soul. Christ stands between us, and we can only get into touch with our neighbours through Him.
    ... Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945), The Cost of Discipleship, Simon and Schuster, 1959, p. 98 (see the book)
    See also Gal. 3:28; John 17:20-21; Eph. 2:13-22; 4:15-16
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, lead me to know my neighbor through You.
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