Brother John’s Reflections

The Obedience of Faith

The Obedience of Faith

Through him we received grace and our apostolic mission to preach the obedience of faith to all pagan nations in honor of his name. You are one of these nations, and by his call belong to Jesus Christ. To you all, then, who are God’s beloved in Rome, called to […]

 

One Village Reflections

Communal Wounds

Communal Wounds

By Brother Joseph Kibambe

I was totally turned upside down by our various regional meetings we had as part of our effort to explore our Graced Crossroads. These gatherings put the finger on many of our communal wounds.

 

From Brother Edward

Congregational Letter Volume IV, Letter 7 | Pentecost

Congregational Letter Volume IV, Letter 7 | Pentecost

On Pentecost, we celebrate the birth of the Church. As with any birth there is always a sense of the miraculous, and feelings of excitement and a reverence for the new life that has just entered our world. I am sure each of us has also received birthday wishes that tell us that we have another opportunity for a ‘new beginning.’

 

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Brother John's Reflections

The Obedience of Faith

The Obedience of Faith

Through him we received grace and our apostolic mission to preach the obedience of faith to all pagan nations in honor of his name. You are one of these nations, and by his call belong to Jesus Christ. To you all, then, who are God’s beloved in Rome, called to […]

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Brother John's Reflections

Fear and Possessions

Fear and Possessions

Whenever a strong man is fully armed and guards his palace, his possessions are secure. But when a stronger than him breaks in and wins victory, he strips off the armor on which the man had relied, and distributes his spoils. The person who is not with me is against […]

by × October 13, 2017 ×

Brother John's Reflections

Discovering Our Ordinary Lives

Discovering Our Ordinary Lives

For lo, the day is coming, blazing like an oven, when all the proud and all evildoers will be stubble. And the day that is coming will set them on fire, leaving them neither root nor branch, says the Lord of hosts. But for you who fear my name, there […]

by × October 12, 2017 ×

Brother John's Reflections

Overcoming Estrangement

Overcoming Estrangement

He was in a certain spot praying. When he stopped, one of his disciples said to. him, “Lord, teach us to pray just as John taught his disciples.”. He said to them, “Whenever you pray, say, “Father, may your name be holy!  May your kingdom come!”  Luke 11: 1-2 In […]

by × October 11, 2017 ×

Brother John's Reflections

Listening and Receiving

Listening and Receiving

The Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled by many things. But there is need for only one. Mary chose the good part. It won’t be taken away from her.” Luke 10: 41-2 In his commentary on the stories of The Good Samaritan and of Martha and […]

by × October 10, 2017 ×