Brother John’s Reflections

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 ×

Brother John's Reflections

John Cassian and Purity of Heart

John Cassian and Purity of Heart

When the king came in to look at the guests, he saw there a man not wearing a wedding garment.And he said to him: “Friend, how did you come in here, not having a wedding garment? But he was silent. Then the king said to the waiters: “Tie him up […]

by × August 21, 2014 ×