13 April 2011


The men of my parish just returned from retreat at Camp Crucis.
Well, I wanted to post the most impressive thing I encountered from the material. We dabbled in Dietrich Bonhoeffer's The Cost of Discipleship. On page 44 he begins,

Cheap grace is...
  • the preaching of forgiveness without requiring repentance
  • baptism without church discipline
  • communion without confession
  • absolution without personal confession
  • grace without discipleship
  • grace without the cross
  • grace without Jesus Christ, living and incarnate
Costly grace is...
  • the treasure hidden in the field
  • the pearl of great price
  • the kingly rule of Christ
  • the call of Jesus Christ
  • the sanctuary of God

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