Brother John’s Reflections

Brother John's Reflections

Hoping in Loving Trust

Hoping in Loving Trust

Both were righteous in the sight of God. They walked blamelessly in all the commandments and requirements of the Lord. But they had no child, for Elizabeth was barren and both had grown elderly. Luke 1: 6-7 In today’s gospel from Luke, we hear described the fulfillment of intense and […]

by × December 19, 2014 ×

Brother John's Reflections

The Wisdom of Joseph

The Wisdom of Joseph

Joseph her husband, being just but not willing to shame her, planned to divorce her quietly. As he was considering this, behold an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream saying: “Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take home Mary your wife. For what is […]

by × December 18, 2014 ×

Brother John's Reflections

Meeting the Presence in the Present

Meeting the Presence in the Present

So all the generations from Abraham to David were fourteen generations, and from David to the Babylonian exile fourteen generations, and from the Babylonian exile to the Christ fourteen generations. Matthew 1:17 Matthew begins his gospel with the genealogy of Jesus. The genealogy is not designed so much to describe […]

by × December 17, 2014 ×

Brother John's Reflections

Coming to “Yes”

Coming to “Yes”

When that day comes you need feel no shame for all the misdeeds you have committed against me, for I will remove your proud boasters from your midst; and you will cease to strut on my holy mountain. In your midst I will leave a humble and lowly people, and […]

by × December 16, 2014 ×

Brother John's Reflections

Uttering What God Says

Uttering What God Says

The utterance of Balaam, son of Beor, the utterance of one whose eye is true, The utterance of one who hears what God says, and knows what the Most High knows, Of one who sees what the almighty sees enraptured, and with eyes unveiled. . . Numbers, 24: 3-4 “By […]

by × December 15, 2014 ×