65 years ago today Dietrich Bonhoeffer was executed at Flossenbürg concentration camp. Yet his life and witness for Christ will never be forgotten. Specifically, Bonhoeffer's book, Life Together, continues to affect me as it did many years ago, becoming the inspiration for my blog by the same title. Today I'm reminded of these words as I bow my heart in thankfulness:
It is easily forgotten that the fellowship of Christian brethren is a gift of grace, a gift of the Kingdom of God that any day may be taken from us, that the time that still separates us from utter loneliness may be brief indeed. Therefore let him who until now has had the privilege of living a common Christian life with other Christians praise God's grace from the bottom of his heart. Let him thank God on his knees and declare: It is grace, nothing but grace, that we are allowed to live in community with other Christian brethren (Life Together, 20).