Homilies, Musings, and What-not from a Lutheran Pastor
23 October 2010
That Martyria, Diakonia, Koinonia thingy
I think it is a mistake to start with the martyria. Rather, one starts with koinonia, with our Lord reaching us a share in His communion with the Father in the Spirit and this is found to be everlasting life. THIS is what one then witnesses about, testifies to the truth of, and it is THIS which frees us from the fatal curve in on one's self and straightens up, turning us outward toward the neighbor in acts of diakonia, of mercy, thus authenticating the martyria and calling others back with us into the koinonia of our Lord in the Spirit with the Father. Not that anyone asked, but since when has THAT stopped me?