Right now I am reading Why We Love the Church by Kevin DeYoung and Ted Kluck for the purpose of discussing it with some pastors next Friday. In this book I came across a quote from Dietrich Bonhoeffer in Life Together. I have read Life Together, but I did not remember this particular statement, so I was glad to be reminded of it. This statement displays a laser-like insight into the workings of our hearts as well as a wise understanding of the real-life results of our disordered hearts.
Anyone who loves the dream of community more than the Christian community itself becomes a destroyer of the latter even though the devotion to the former is faultless and the intentions may be ever so honest, earnest and sacrificial.