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Brother John's Reflections

The Great Commandment

The Great Commandment

One of the scribes came to Jesus and asked him, “Which is the first of all the commandments?” Jesus replied, “The first is this: Hear, O Israel! The Lord our God is Lord alone! You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with […]

by × June 8, 2017 ×

Brother John's Reflections

Prayer and Shame

Prayer and Shame

Grief stricken in spirit, I, Tobit, groaned and wept aloud. then with sobs I began to pray: “You are righteous, O Lord, and all your deeds are just. All your ways are mercy and truth; you are the judge of the world. And now, O Lord may you be mindful […]

by × June 7, 2017 ×

Brother John's Reflections

Encountering the Truth

Encountering the Truth

Jesus said to them, “The things of Caesar give back to Caesar, and the things of God to God.” Mark 12:17   Today’s gospel from Mark tells us that Jesus recognized the hypocrisy in the question to him of the Pharisees and Herodians. This encounter is reminiscent of the dynamic […]

by × June 6, 2017 ×