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 ×