Bonhoeffer Speaks on Unemployment and the Church

Sunday Musings

bonhoeffer1“In a Christian community, everything depends upon whether each individual is an indispensable link in a chain. Only when even the smallest link is securely interlocked is the chain unbreakable. A community which allows unemployed members to exist within it will perish because of them. It will be well, therefore, if every member receives a definite task to perform for the community, that he may know in hours of doubt that he, too, is not useless and unusable. Every Christian community must realize that not only do the weak need the strong, but also that the strong cannot exist without the weak. The elimination of the weak is the death of the fellowship.”   (Life Together)

Biblical fellowship is only experienced in the sacrificial-burden-bearing friendship that is centered in and motivated by the gospel. Let’s live sacrificial lives for one another for Christ’s sake and the advance of his kingdom.


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