5/22/2014

Wish Dream


In Life Together, Dietrich Bonhoeffer explains why a "wish dream" hinders (destroys) Christian community:

"Every human wish dream that is injected into the Christian community is a hindrance to genuine community and must be banished if genuine community is to survive. He who loves his dream of a community more than the Christian community itself becomes a destroyer of the latter, even though his personal intentions may be ever so honest and earnest and sacrificial."