I think it will be a good question for encouraging discussion tho.
The question just comes off judge-y to me and lacks grace.
Do you think that if there was a stronger faith commitment Mrs. Bonhoeffer might have been able to handle the tragedy of loss more effectively? Why or why not? How have you or your family and friends handled tragic situations? Have you "folded" as Mrs. Bonhoeffer did for a while? What lesson(s) did you learn from the situation that helped to strengthen your faith? If your faith was not strengthened, why do you think that was the case?
These did not rile me up so much.
Bonhoeffer wrote, "It's much easier for me to imagine a praying murderer, a praying prostitute, than a vain person praying. Nothing is so at odds with prayer as vanity." Do you agree with this statement? Why or why not?
"Is there such a thing as a necessary lie?"
How would you answer this question?
Can you think of an example of a lie that would be "necessary"?
Would God condone it? Why or why not? Support your answer with Scripture.
I look forward to your comments and wisdom.
NEXT WEEK: chapters five and six
We went to breakfast at The Coppertop on Sunday after church. This ad was on the back of our check.
We could not get over the choices of food they are obviously proud of...
mashed potatoes and soups.
It is almost as good as the billboard for a restaurant up in Marinette that screams....
What are they thinking?
Odd. Definitely odd.
Encourage one another,