We will reflect in worship this Sunday on Koinonia through a study of the beatitudes and Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s life in community. Read Matthew 5.1-12 here. Bonhoeffer offers these words on the beatitudes:
Having reached the end of the beatitudes, we naturally ask if there is any place of this earth for the community which they describe. Clearly, there is one place, and only one, and that is where the poorest, meekest, and most sorely tried of all men is to be found – on the cross at Golgotha. The fellowship of the beatitudes is the fellowship of the Crucified. With him it has lost all, and with him it has found all. From the cross there comes the call ‘blessed, blessed.’ (The Cost of Discipleship, 113-114).
What, if anything, have the beatitudes meant to your faith journey?