Articles by: John Hamilton

Brother John's Reflections

Fear and the Log in Our Own Eye

Fear and the Log in Our Own Eye

Why do you spot the splinter in your brother’s eye, but not notice the log in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, “Brother, allow me to extract the splinter from your eye,” when you yourself don’t see the log in your own eye! Then you can […]

by × September 12, 2014 ×

Brother John's Reflections

Loving as God Loves

Loving as God Loves

Love your enemies! Do good and lend without expecting a return! Your reward will be great. You will be children of the Most High, for he himself is kind to those who are without kindness and are evil. Become compassionate as your father is compassionate. Do not judge and you […]

by × September 11, 2014 ×

Brother John's Reflections

On Laughter and Weeping

On Laughter and Weeping

Blessed are you who are weeping now, for you will laugh. . . Woe to you who are now laughing, for you will mourn and weep. Luke 6: 21, 25 This particular contrast of beatitude and woe can be, at first, particularly troubling for us. Is the gospel “joyless”? Why […]

by × September 10, 2014 ×

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 ×