Thursday, February 19, 2009

Quote of the Week

"When Christ calls a man, he bids him come and die"



5 comments:

mark said...

one of the men, in the preface to "Fox's Book of Martyrs," mentioned that nothing quickens a man's conscience like a noose around the neck. The experience of living daily in the face of death which is only held back by God's sovereignty, or some profound experience seems a necessity to drive or inspire us, especially an experience of the gospel.

Every Square Inch said...

Mark - how true. Although, while many of us will not experience the noose...remembering that Christ calls us to die to self and live to Him will keep us from the false allure of this present age.

Ted M. Gossard said...

Yes. I love to read and read about Bonhoeffer. Challenging and some of his theology is more the ground breaking kind.

But here, as in one gospel, if we don't take this attitude daily, we surely are missing God's call for us. But that involves a process for us many times, which can lead to so following (through conviction, repentance, etc.)

Every Square Inch said...

Confession: I haven't actually read a book by Bonhoeffer - but this quote is well known and caught my attention

Ted M. Gossard said...

If you only read one of his books, read, "Life Together." Considered by many on the top five of all time Christian classics. I'd say next, "Letters and Papers in Prison." And then the book from which you get this quote, "The Cost of Discipleship." And there are more. I wish I had them all, and want to read them all.