While Bonhoeffer wrote Life Together, Hitler’s attack on Czechoslovakia was front and center. Hitler publicly said that all the German-speaking people of Europe belonged to Germany. The Austrian annexation had been painted not as an act of war, but as a loving father welcoming his children home. The parts of Czechoslovakia that spoke German – or what was called Sudetenland – were portrayed in the same way.
I watched Hotel Transylvania today. It’s a cartoon about Count Dracula and his obsession to keep his lovely daughter Mavis away from humans who might hurt her. He even got as far as to build a fake village nearby in order to instill a dislike for all non-monster folk out there.
As I thought about dad’s desire to protect, I wondered… how often we do the same thing as Christians?
Yesterday we had our last service at the Church at 3 Studentska Street.
It feels odd to write those words because we had been talking about the move for a couple of years and the word “soon” lost its meaning… until last Friday when I found out that this week we’ll already be meeting at a new place.
Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again—rejoice! Let everyone see that you are considerate in all you do. Remember, the Lord is coming soon. Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. // Philippians 4:4-7