Brother John’s Reflections

Brother John's Reflections

Being Loved in our Uselessness

Being Loved in our Uselessness

When you have done everything that has been commanded you, say, “We are useless slaves! We have done what we were supposed to do!” Luke 17: 10 At first glance, this saying of Jesus appears to us as quite harsh. Having laid out some of the demands of life in […]

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Brother John's Reflections

The Community of the Little Ones

The Community of the Little Ones

Jesus said to his disciples: “It is impossible for scandals not to happen. But woe to the person through whom they happen! It is better for that person to have a millstone hung around the neck, and be thrown into the sea, than to cause one of these little ones […]

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Brother John's Reflections

The Children of this Age and the Children of Light

The Children of this Age and the Children of Light

The master praised the wicked household manager because he acted cleverly. Indeed the children of this age are more clever towards their own generation than are the children of light. Luke 16: 8 Today’s parable of the wicked but clever steward, one that is exclusive to Luke’s gospel, is quite […]

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Brother John's Reflections

Having the Ears to Hear

Having the Ears to Hear

“Let the one with ears to hear listen.” All the tax agents and sinners were coming to hear him. But the Pharisees and the scribes complained. The said, “This person welcomes sinners and eats with them.” Luke 14: 35; 15: 1-2 Chapter 15 is one of the most beloved and […]

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Brother John's Reflections

Being Salt for the Earth

Being Salt for the Earth

Salt therefore is a good thing. But if even the salt goes insipid, with what will it be seasoned? It is fit neither for the ground nor for the manure pile. It is tossed out. Luke 14: 34-5 It is God, for his own loving purpose, who puts both the […]

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