The fifth and final chapter of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s book Life Together “Confession & Communion” illustrates the central important that confession plays in the Christian life. Bonhoeffer explains that the deepest human temptation to sinfulness lies in our inner pride. He argues that in order to live fully in the life of Christ, Christians must be willing to give up that pride through confession in order to find life in the the cross of Christ. Only in this letting go of self will Christians then be able to fully participate in the blessing of Christian communion and the joyful celebration around the Lord’s Table.
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