Articles by: John Hamilton

Brother John's Reflections

Arrogance and Humility

Arrogance and Humility

In the United States the citizenry is currently living in a very polarized time. The polarization is fed by a cynical and manipulative fostering of the sense that there is no actual reality to be seen and understood. There is nothing beyond what each person or collective identity purports to see and to understand.

by × July 27, 2017 ×

Brother John's Reflections

Becoming Rich Soil

Becoming Rich Soil

Our availability to receive form for our lives from the word, or, for that matter, from any encounter in our lives, depends in large part on the nature and quality of our attention. The depth and quality of our attention to the Other in whatever form it manifests itself to us correlates to the degree of both our detachment and attachment.

by × July 26, 2017 ×

Brother John's Reflections

Getting Out Of The Way

Getting Out Of The Way

What occurred yesterday at the Boy Scout Jamboree, with not only the speaking of the President but the cabinet officers and other public figures laughing behind him, speaks to the action of the demonic when we are unable “to get out of the way.” The hundreds if not thousands of Boy Scouts were but props or objects for the President’s self-promotion.

by × July 25, 2017 ×

Brother John's Reflections

Choosing Freedom

Choosing Freedom

  To Moses they said, “Were there no graves in Egypt that you must lead us out to die in the wilderness? What good have you done us, bringing us out of Egypt? We spoke of this in Egypt, did we not? Leave us alone, we said, we would rather […]

by × July 24, 2017 ×

Brother John's Reflections

Dialogue and Mission

Dialogue and Mission

“This is how you are to eat it; with your loins girt, sandals on your feet and your staff in hand, you shall eat like those who are in flight. It is the Passover of the Lord.” Exodus 12:11 Jesus was going through a field of grain on the sabbath. […]

by × July 21, 2017 ×