DOING AND OBEYING
Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945) was a German Lutheran pastor and theologian. He wrote,
“Humanly speaking, we could understand and interpret the Sermon on the Mount in a thousand different ways. Jesus knows only one possibility: simple surrender and obedience, not interpreting it or applying it, but doing and obeying it. That is the only way to hear his word. He does not mean that it is to be discussed as an ideal; he really means us to get on with it.”
(Source: ‘The Cost of Discipleship”)
“Humanly speaking” this is a human mouth-full.
“If any of you wants to be my follower, you must give up your own way, take up your cross daily, and follow me.” Jesus