Thursday, June 19, 2008

context is freedom

"All the activity of the disciples is subject to the clear precept of their Lord. They are not left free to choose their own methods or adopt their own conception of their task. Their work is to be Christ-work, and therefore they are absolutely dependent on the will of Jesus. Happy are they whose duty is fixed by such a precept, and who are therefore free from the tyranny of their own ideas and calculations" (Dietrich Bonhoeffer, The Cost of Discipleship)


Emily said...

Happy are they, then, who know the will of their Lord. Unhappy am I, who cannot always discern what that is.

Scott Savage said...

True. Thankfully Bonhoeffer has quite a bit to offer in terms of communal discernment.