Loving Those The Lord Brings Our Way

December 27, 2011

Here’s a stimulating quote from Dietrich Bonhoeffer (“Life Together“):

The beginning of love for the brethren is learning to listen to them.

We must be ready to allow ourselves to be interrupted by God.

God will be constantly crossing our paths and canceling our plans by sending us people with claims and petitions.

We may pass them by, preoccupied with our more important tasks, as the priest passed by the man who had fallen among thieves, perhaps—reading the Bible.

May God give us the vision of the Samaritan.

(HT: Justin Taylor)

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