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Brother John's Reflections

The Possibility of Forgiveness

The Possibility of Forgiveness

“Come closer to me,” Joseph told his brothers. When they had done so, he said: “I am your brother Joseph, whom you once sold into Egypt. But now do not be distressed, and do not reproach yourselves for having sold me here. It was really for the sake of saving […]

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Brother John's Reflections

Choosing Not To Forget

Choosing Not To Forget

Alas, we are being punished because of our brother. We saw the anguish of his heart when he pleaded with us, yet we paid no heed; that is why this anguish has now come upon us. Genesis 42:21   Today we read of the encounter between Joseph and the brothers […]

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Brother John's Reflections

The Way of Humility

The Way of Humility

Grant, we pray, that, putting nothing before love of you, we may hasten with a loving heart in the way of your commands. Prayer, Feast of St. Benedict What can be sweeter to us, dear ones,  than this voice of the Lord inviting us? Behold, in His loving kindness the […]

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