If you sense your church members are getting a bit ornery, you are probably right. Indeed, you as a church leader may be struggling with some of these same issues.
The Christ who died and lives forever and ever tells Christians to Fear Not.
We have catered to our congregations for so long without calling followers of Christ to die to their own preferences for the sake of others.
Our aim is to make sure all feel safe and comfortable to return. This will differ from church to church and situation to situation.
While Bonhoeffer’s context of persecution is far removed from our context of social distancing and self-isolation, our inability to gather provides us with a fresh lens to consider his words.