Articles by: John Hamilton

Brother John's Reflections

Discerning in the Experience of Impasse

Discerning in the Experience of Impasse

But they [the scribes and Pharisees] were beside themselves with anger. They began to discuss with each other what they might do to Jesus. During that time, he went off into the mountains to pray. He spent the entire night in prayer to God. When it was day, he summoned […]

by × September 9, 2014 ×

Brother John's Reflections

Nativity of Mary and Original Calling

Nativity of Mary and Original Calling

From you shall come forth for me one who is to be ruler in Israel; whose origin is from of old, from ancient times. Micah 5: 2 “Joseph, Son of David, do not fear to take home Mary your wife. For what has been begotten in her is from the […]

by × September 8, 2014 ×

Brother John's Reflections

Self-Knowledge and Judgment

Self-Knowledge and Judgment

True, my conscience does not reproach me at all, but that does not prove that I am acquitted: the Lord alone is my judge. Therefore, do not make judgement before the appointed time, until the Lord comes, for he will bring to light what is hidden in darkness and will […]

by × September 5, 2014 ×

Brother John's Reflections

Humility and Discernment

Humility and Discernment

Good morning. This morning’s reflection continues the consideration of dispositions for living discerningly. ~ John “Let no one deceive himself. If anyone among you considers himself wise in this age, let him become a fool, so as to become wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in the […]

by × September 4, 2014 ×

Brother John's Reflections

Living and Acting Appraisingly

Living and Acting Appraisingly

Good Wednesday morning. Today’s reflection begins a consideration on the question of how to live discerningly, not just at critical moments of life but consistently.  ~ John “To the other towns also I must proclaim the good news of the Kingdom of God, because for this purpose I have been […]

by × September 3, 2014 ×