My Brothers and Sisters

I wish I had the prose Of Henry David ThoreauAnd walking was my WayTo see the Wild run and play Then Nature would be my placeTo receive manna and graceGrowing my spirit wide and deep From her food and sleep Perhaps, I’d be quiet and stillTo practice the skillsOf laying downDigging in the groundDrinking fromContinue reading “My Brothers and Sisters”

“Stations on the Way to Freedom”

“Stations on the Way to Freedom Discipline If you set out to seek freedom, then you must learn above all thingsdiscipline of your soul and your senses, lest your desiresand then your limbs perchance should lead you now hither, now yon.Chaste be your spirit and body, subject to yourself completely,in obedience seeking the goal thatContinue reading ““Stations on the Way to Freedom””

Shedding the false-self

The Church is her true self only when she exists for humanity. As a fresh start she should give away all her endowments to the poor and needy. The clergy should live solely on the free-will offerings of their congregations, or possibly engage in some secular calling. She must take her part in the socialContinue reading “Shedding the false-self”

Bonhoeffer would never support identity politics

Doesn’t it feel good to find a quote from a trusted and much respected historical figure that states exactly the point we want to make to prove that we are right and to justify our particular point of view. It seems easier than ever to quote someone and pull their whole life and their wholeContinue reading “Bonhoeffer would never support identity politics”

Cost of discipleship

Dietrich Bonhoeffer on faith and his book ‘Cost of Discipleship.’ Excerpt from Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s ‘Letters and Papers from Prison.’ “In the last few years I have come to know and understand more and more the profound this-worldliness of Christianity. The Christian is not a homo religiosus but simply a human being, in the same wayContinue reading “Cost of discipleship”

“Being there for others“

July 21, 1944 I discovered later, and I’m still discovering right up to this moment, that it is only by living completely in this world that one learns to have faith. One must completely abandon any attempt to make something of oneself, whether it be a saint, or a converted sinner, or a churchman (aContinue reading ““Being there for others“”

Praying

Here we are…”The world wants to be deceived; not only is it deceived—ah, then the matter would not be so dangerous!—but it wants to be deceived. Intensely, more intensely, more passionately perhaps than any witness to the truth has fought for the truth, the world fights to be deceived; it most gratefully rewards with applause,Continue reading “Praying”

Old White Men* Worth Your Time

From my own personal experience, these old white men are beautiful voices of truth, love and wisdom, and each one of these men have helped me to remember who I am and how I am naturally designed to be a healthy, whole and holy human being. In fact, these men have deeply encouraged me withContinue reading “Old White Men* Worth Your Time”

The Way of Fools

Salvation is free, but discipleship will cost you your life. Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Individual

Remember if Republicans or Democrats can destroy America, then we have given the government entirely too much power by abdicating our God given responsibility to govern ourselves, to be healthy human beings, to be good neighbors, to think for ourselves, to individually live before God and move to be of service in our communities. SeemsContinue reading “Individual”