“The guiding force in Bonhoeffer’s life, underlying all that he did, worked and suffered for, was his faith and love of God, in whom he found peace and happiness. From his faith the breath of vision came which enabled him to separate the gold in life from the dross and to differentiate what was and what was not essential in the life of man.”Memoir by G. LeibholzThe Cost of Discipleship by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
I am finally - months after receiving it from my son, Chris – beginning to read The Cost of Discipleship by Dietrich Bonhoeffer. I am still in the Memoir, barely 20 pages into this tome, yet find I am already very intrigued by this man, his life, his faith and his writings.
The “breath of vision” as described in the passage above encapsulates exactly what so many of us are searching for in life. What is important; what is not. Where should my energies be directed; what is the point of light of each day?
The timing is perfect for me to have finally picked up this book. I am eager to find some direction and guidance for my journey ahead into the new year. I believe I'll pour a second cup and read a few more pages.
"One moment there had been nothing but darkness;
next moment a thousand, thousand points of light leaped out..."
C. S. Lewis