Monday, May 25, 2015

The Best Place to Hide

"Bonhoeffer said that when Christ calls a man, he bids him come and die.  A gracious heart hears this message and leaps for joy.  An ungracious heart hears it , and looks for a place to hide.  Anything but death.  Scripture teaches us, and history shows us, that the very best hiding places, at least for a brief time, are found in the things of God - the church, the Bible, the sacraments, the catechism, the ministry, the Internet theology debates, the church splits over a bunch of nothing, the mercy ministries, and of course, the venerable tradition of the fathers.  Those fathers, incidentally, can be found both in the Jerusalem chamber at Westminster and in the Syrian desert." - Wilson, AC, p146.

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