Brother John’s Reflections

Brother John's Reflections

Contemplation and Service

Contemplation and Service

But Martha was overwhelmed by so much serving. She came up and said, “Lord, does it not concern you that my sister left me alone to serve? Tell her to help me!” The Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled by many things. But there is need […]

by × October 7, 2014 ×

Brother John's Reflections

Who is My Neighbor?

Who is My Neighbor?

By chance a certain priest was travelling down that same road. He saw the man but passed by on the other side. In the same way a Levite came to the spot, saw him, and passed by on the other side. But a certain Samaritan traveling on the road came up to […]

by × October 6, 2014 ×

Brother John's Reflections

One-fold Reflections

One-fold Reflections

For Ryken, as for Ruusbroec, the heart of the spiritual life is the recognition that the life of each of us, when we are living from our proper and true place, is “the same ordinary ground” as that from which the brightness of the Divine “immeasurably shines forth.” This ordinary ground, this true place, is who were are in God, before we begin [. . .]

by × September 29, 2014 ×

Brother John's Reflections

On Affirmation and Praise

On Affirmation and Praise

Look therefore to how you hear! Whoever has will receive. Whoever does not have will be deprived even of what one thinks one has. Luke 8: 18 I led a worldly life from the age of fourteen or fifteen until the age of nineteen when, after powerfully being put in […]

by × September 22, 2014 ×

Brother John's Reflections

The Secret Friends of Jesus

The Secret Friends of Jesus

The twelve were with him, and certain women who had been healed from evil spirits and sicknesses. Mary, who was called Magdalene, had seven demons depart from her. There were also Joanna the wife of Chusa–an administrator for Herod–and Susanna, and many others. These women were supporting them from their […]

by × September 19, 2014 ×