Brother John’s Reflections

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 ×

Brother John's Reflections

Setting Out Deliberately

Setting Out Deliberately

When the time for his being taken up was approaching, he deliberately set  himself to travel to Jerusalem. He sent messengers before him. Luke 9: 51-2 In a footnote to these opening verses of the middle section of Luke’s gospel, Luke Timothy Johnson points out that the literal translation of […]

by × October 3, 2017 ×

Brother John's Reflections

Turn And Become Like Children

Turn And Become Like Children

“Amen, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will not enter the Kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the Kingdom of heaven. And whoever receives one child such as this in my name receives me.” Matthew 18: 3-5 […]

by × October 2, 2017 ×

Brother John's Reflections

Messengers of Divine Life

Messengers of Divine Life

“Do you believe because I told you that I saw you under the fig tree? You will see greater things than this.” And he said to  him, “Amen, amen, I say to you you will see heaven opened and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of […]

by × September 29, 2017 ×