Costly Grace

“God’s merciful love lives in the midst of its foes.
It is the same Jesus Christ who by grace calls us to follow him
and whose grace saves the thief on the cross in his last hour.”

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“When Christ calls a man, he bids him come and die.”
― Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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(detail from the altar at Klyemore Abbey,Connemara, Co Galway, Ireland / Julie Cook / 2015)

“Costly Grace is the hidden treasure in the field, for the sake of which people go and sell with joy everything they have.”
Dietrich Bonhoeffer

5 comments on “Costly Grace

  1. Blessed Grace that empowers us to be Merciful +

  2. Lynda says:

    Yes, if we follow Christ, we must die to self. As St. Paul wrote in Galatians 2:20, “I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me…” Thank you for this reminder on Good Friday Julie.

  3. Love the photo and that altar! Thank you Jesus that you saved a wreth like me with your amazing Grace and ultimate sacrifice. May my life be consumed forevermore in striving to plant seeds for your Kingdom. Amen! 🙂 >3

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