My respect and admiration for Dietrich Bonhoeffer's life is significant. However, as I read his works and more about his life, a question came to mind related to his life that should also be asked of each of us. From his work, The Cost of Discipleship, Bonhoeffer talks about the concept of cheap grace, but was Bonhoeffer's actions in the conspiracy to assassinate Hitler an act in and of itself one that cheapens grace? If the sermon on the Mount was so influential on his life, how do you suppose Bonhoeffer justified his involvement?
Again, I don't judge Bonhoeffer or his actions, but the question can't be taken lightly as we all face similar questions in our own era, even if they are not of the same magnitude and even if we are not personally involved outside of prayer.