A Preacher's Meditation for Good Friday

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It is immensely easier to suffer in obedience to a human command than to suffer in the freedom of one’s own responsible deed. It is immensely easier to suffer with others than to suffer alone. It is immensely easier to suffer openly and honorably than apart and in shame. It is immensely easier to suffer through commitment of the physical life than in the spirit. Christ suffered in freedom, alone, apart and in shame, in body and spirit, and since then many Christians have so suffered with him.
— Dietrich Bonhoeffer
 

 

 

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From I Loved This People by Dietrich Bonhoeffer, © 1965, used by permission of John Knox Press, Atlanta.

Quoted in A Triduum Sourcebook. Edited by Gabe Huck, Mary Ann Simcoe. Copyright © 1983, Archdiocese of Chicago. Liturgy Training Publications, Chicago IL.