‘Therefore, let him who until now has had the privilege of living a common Christian life with other Christians praise God’s grace from the bottom of his heart. Let him thank God on his knees and declare: It is grace, nothing but grace, that we are allowed to live in community with Christian brethren’
I think this quote (a direct quote from the book hence the non-inclusive language!) stands a great reminder to those of us in church of the blessing that it can be to be part of a Christian community. Often we may grumble about others that we meet with. Prehaps their worship preferences don’t match ours or it could be a difference of priorities in terms of mission and evangelism. Whatever the seperations that may exist Bonhoeffers words call us to remember that it is only through Gods grace that we find others we can share the common bond of faith with. For that we should be grateful.