Chapter 26, “The Fruit”
What is the fruit which disciples receive in all their suffering? From Matthew 10:40-42 Bonhoeffer draws the disciples as God’s gift to those they visit. By bringing Christ’s word to others they become participants in God’s grace. When people receive the disciples with love, joy, or kindness, the disciples become participants in the ministry of God to them through others. God makes us participate in what he gives others through us. The goal of our work, then, is that the Church may be presented to God.