the greatest

“‘There arose a reasoning among them, which of them should be the greatest’ (Luke 9:46). … we do not bear in mind enough that no Christian community ever comes together without this thought immediately emerging as a seed of discord. … All this can occur in the most polite and even pious environment.”

Life Together by Dietrich Bonhoeffer (Harper & Row, 1954), pp.90-91.

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