Spiritual walking skeletons

We live in a world that is basically a spiritual concentration camp. Unless we put a lot of effort into fighting it, we are pretty much cut off from the things of God and the essential spiritual food we need to survive. We are like the victims of concentration camps who have been surviving on bits and pieces of food and are spiritual walking skeletons.

Bonus Quote: Cheap grace

Cheap grace is the grace we bestow on ourselves. Cheap grace is the preaching of forgiveness without requiring repentance, baptism without church discipline, Communion without confession…. Cheap grace is grace without discipleship, grace without the cross, grace without Jesus Christ, living and incarnate.”

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

~Dietrich Bonhoeffer, The Cost of Discipleship, Via Strange Herring reminding us that Bonhoeffer was hanged on this day in 1945 at Flossenburg concentration camp.