In my Meaning of Christian Community class we are reading Life Together by Bonhoeffer – This is a book of pure Christian Ninja-ry.
There are loads of great quotes and here are a few
“Only those who give thanks for little things receive the great things well.”
“Pastors should not complain about their congregation, certainly never to other people, but also not to God. Congregations have not been entrusted to them in order that they would become accusers of their congregations before God and their fellow human beings. When pastors lose faith in a Christian community in which they have been place and begin to make accusations against it, they had better examine themselves first to see whether the underlying problem is not their own idealized image, which should be shattered by God.”
“Like Christian sanctification, Christian community is a gift of God to which we have no claim. Only God knows the real condition either our community or our sanctification. What may appear weak and insignificant to us may be great and glorious to God.”
hmm. Things to think about.