Monday, September 6, 2010

Morning Perspective

This summer I read "Life Together" by Dietrich Bonhoeffer in hopes that I would gather a better vision for community. Although, I do not actually know if the book helped in the way I was hoping for it did drop on me many sweet nuggets of solid truth like what I will soon be sharing with you.

The sacraments in a sense "spiritualize" or make sacred ordinary events in our life (i.e. marriage, adulthood, etc.). Bonhoeffer in way, spiritualized the morning for me by changing my perspective and giving it theological significance.

Enough said. ..

"For Christians the beginning of the day should not be burdened and oppressed with besetting concerns for the day's work. At the threshold of the new day stands the Lord who made it. All the darkness and distraction of the dreams of night retreat before the clear light of Jesus Christ and his wakening Word. All unrest, all impurity, all care and anxiety flee before him. Therefore, at the beginning of the day let all distraction and empty talk be silenced and let the first thought and the first word belong to him to whom our while life belongs. 'Awake thou that sleepest and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light' (ephesians 5:14)."

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