It is by the grace of God that a congregation is permitted to gather visibly in this world to share God’s Word and sacrament. Not all Christians receive this blessing.I see such words and am nearly overcome. A congregation is permitted to gather...How enormously different that is from our usual way of viewing things. Reading the other quotable quotes from the book that are pasted up on various sites, I don't know if I can bear to read the book again, it is so different from my usual thought. I fear what it will demand.
I thought I still had the book, but I must have lent it out at some point. I found the full quote here. (I did not explore the website and don't know if it is any good or not.)