Brother John’s Reflections

Brother John's Reflections

Listening and Receiving

Listening and Receiving

The Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled by many things. But there is need for only one. Mary chose the good part. It won’t be taken away from her.” Luke 10: 41-2 In his commentary on the stories of The Good Samaritan and of Martha and […]

by × October 10, 2017 ×

Brother John's Reflections

Letting God Be God In Us

Letting God Be God In Us

The Lord, however, hurled a violent wind upon the sea, and in the furious tempest that arose the ship was on the point of breaking up. Then the mariners became frightened and each one cried to his god. Jonah 1: 4-5 But a Samaritan traveler who came upon him was […]

by × October 9, 2017 ×

Brother John's Reflections

Encounter and Prophecy

Encounter and Prophecy

Justice is with the Lord, our God; and we today are flushed with shame, we men of Judah and citizens of Jerusalem, that we, with our kings and rulers and priests and prophets, and with our ancestors, have sinned in the Lord’s sight and disobeyed him. We have neither heeded […]

by × October 6, 2017 ×

Brother John's Reflections

The Gift of Tears

The Gift of Tears

Then Nehemiah, that is, His Excellency, and Ezra the priest-scribe and the Levites who were instructing the people said to all the people: “Today is holy to the Lord your God. Do not be sad, and do not weep” — for all the people were weeping as they heard the […]

by × October 5, 2017 ×

Brother John's Reflections

Rebuilding the Church

Rebuilding the Church

“How could I not look sad when the city where my ancestors are buried lies in ruins, and its gates have been eaten out by fire?” The king asked me, “What is it, then, that you wish?” I prayed to the God of heaven and then answered the king: “If […]

by × October 4, 2017 ×