Happy New Years, my dear friends in Christ! As I was reflecting this morning on the blessings before us this year, I found this quote by Dietrich Bonhoeffer, one of my favorite authors, as he sent out a letter to his closest friends for New Year's Day, as he remained in a German prison in WW II. He was making a point that faith and religion and making a difference in the world is up to us "every... man (and woman)" folks, as we daily live out our lives in Christ - truly as His.
A Reckoning made at the New Year 1943- We have been silent witnesses of evil deeds: we have been drenched by many storms; we have learnt the arts of equivocation and pretence; experience has made us suspicious of others and kept us from being truthful and open; intolerable conflicts have worn us down and even made us cynical. Are we still of any use? What we shall need is not geniuses, or cynics, or misanthropes, or clever tacticians, but plain, honest, straightforward men. Will our inward power of resistance be strong enough, and our honesty with ourselves remoreseless enough, for us to find our way back to simplicity and straightforwardness?
FISHERS COMMUNITY CHURCH
Pastor Joseph Doenges
WORSHIP SUNDAY 10:00 AM
301 N. 6th Street
St. Clair, MI 48079
a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization