Monday, November 7, 2005


MARTIN LUTHER. The folks at Bruderhof picked the follow quote by Martin Luther found in Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Cost of Discipleship for today's "Daily Dig." It's quite a challenge to receive, contemplate, and incorporate into one's life. But what are the other valid options? There is no better way.

PLUNGE IN. "Discipleship is not limited to what you can understand – it must transcend all comprehension. Plunge into the deep waters beyond your own understanding, and I will help you to comprehend."

GOING OUT NOT KNOWING. "Bewilderment is the true comprehension. Not to know where you are going is the true knowledge. In this way Abraham went forth from his father, not knowing where he was going. That is the way of the cross. You cannot find it in yourself, so you must let me lead you as though you were a blind man."

IN THIS SENSE. "Not the work which you choose, not the suffering you devise, but the road which is contrary to all that you choose or contrive or desire – that is the road you must take. It is to this path that I call you, and in this sense that you must be my disciple."

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