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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 ×

Brother John's Reflections

For The Common Good

For The Common Good

Now thus says the Lord of hosts: / Consider your ways! / You have sown much, but have brought in little; / you have eaten, but have not been satisfied; / You have drunk, but have not been exhilarated; / have clothed yourselves, but not been warmed; / And whoever […]

by × September 28, 2017 ×

Brother John's Reflections

Power and Repentance

Power and Repentance

At the time of the evening sacrifice, I, Ezra, rose in my wretchedness, and with cloak and mantle torn I fell on my knees, stretching out my hands to the Lord, my God. I said: “My God, I am too ashamed and confounded to raise my face to you, O […]

by × September 27, 2017 ×