It is not the religious act that makes the Christian, but participation in the sufferings of God in the secular life. That is metanoia [repentance]: not in the first place thinking about one's own needs, problems, sins, and fears, but allowing oneself to be caught up into the way of Jesus Christ.--Dietrich Bonhoeffer, as quoted by Timothy Keller in The Reason for God.
March 23, 2011
It is not the religious act that makes the Christian...
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