Lent with Bonhoeffer, Thursday, March 21, 2013

by xcrawford


This goes hand in hand with the previous post on Bonhoeffer and Meditating on Scriptures. He advised his students to not run to commentaries and word-study guides, but to Read Out of the Word, not Read Into the Word during daily scriptural meditation.

Read the same passage again and again, write down your thoughts, learn the verse by heart (indeed, you will memorize any text which has been thoroughly meditated upon).

But in all this we soon learn to recognize the danger of fleeing once again from meditation to Bible scholarship or the like.