One reason Bonhoeffer wished to spend a year as a pastor in Barcelona was that he believed communicating what he knew theologically—whether to indifferent businessmen, teenagers, or younger children— was as important as the theology itself. His success in children’s ministry shows this, and this letter to his future brother-in-law Walter Dress gives us a glimpse into this aspect of his year in Barcelona:
Metaxas, Eric (2010-04-20). Bonhoeffer: A Biography (p. 85). Thomas Nelson. Kindle Edition.
Questions for discussion:
What children or adults in your life need to hear the gospel or learn more about Christ?
How can you help to meet that need?