Quotation: Meditating on the Word

I have been reading Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s book Meditating On The Word as a means of thinking through my own study and meditation on God’s Word.  I keep coming back to this quotation from a letter Bonhoeffer wrote to his brother-in-law Rudiger Schleicher in 1936.

If it is I who say where God will be, I will always find there a God who in some way corresponds to me, is agreeable to me, fits in with my nature.  But if it is God who says where he will be, then that will truly be a place that at first is not agreeable to me at all, that does not fit so well with me.  That place is the cross of Christ.”

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