Ask-the-Pastor: Institutional Church and Spiritual Orphans -- May 21, 2017 June 7, 2017 Amy Beveridge 1 Peter 3:13-20, Psalm 66:8-20, John 14:15-21 Innumerable times a whole Christian community has broken down because it has sprung from a wish dream. The serious Christian, set down for the first time in a Christian community, is likely to bring with him a very definite idea of what Christian life together should be and to try to realize it. But God’s grace speedily shatters such dreams. Just as surely as God desires to lead us to knowledge of genuine Christian fellowship, so surely must we be overwhelmed by a great disillusionment with others, with Christians in general, and if we are fortunate, with ourselves. — Dietrich Bonhoeffer in Life Together References to Dietrich Bonhoeffer come from (public library and reference).