Friday, January 22, 2016

Spirituality: Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Christ does not call us to a new religion but to a new life ... It is not some religious act that makes a Christian what he or she is, but being caught up in the messianic suffering of God through Christ. The woman who anoints Christ's feet with oil does so without any specific confession of sin. The Centurion of Canaan doesn't confess his sins, he acts on faith, and Christ holds him up as a model. A religious act is always partial; an act springing from faith is always whole, because it involves the whole life.