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Brother John's Reflections

Approach and Avoidance

Approach and Avoidance

Over time I’ve discovered that one of the most difficult questions for us to answer is “What do you really want?” We have plenty of wants, and, like the merchant in the parable, we search the world seeking to satisfy them. The very engine of our economy runs on our having wants, and often what we even feel as needs, that we’ll pay to fulfill.

by × August 2, 2017 ×

Community

The Virtues of Courtesy and Prudence

The Virtues of Courtesy and Prudence

By Brother Deus Saka

Courtesy serves as a tool that cherishes love and is governed by self-respect, respect for others, and common sense as the major principles. Prudence as a cardinal virtue plays an important role in our struggle for true discipleship.

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Transformation

Unique Village of my Destiny

Unique Village of my Destiny

By Brother Placide Ngoie Munanga

I feel still capable of sharing a wider plan with the other inhabitants of this one village. More and more I understand that I must turn away from my concerns in order to concentrate on what is essential with the other members who are younger than I.

by × August 2, 2017 ×

Brother John's Reflections

Discerning the Wheat and the Weeds

Discerning the Wheat and the Weeds

Our formation is sourced from multiple directions. It is, perhaps, most largely influenced by our early formation situations in our families and local situations. There, the values by which we are to live are communicated to us through almost every aspect of our lives.

by × August 1, 2017 ×

Community

A Short Reflection on Poverty

A Short Reflection on Poverty

By Brother Stephen Cyprian Simiyu Lusweti

On the second day of retreat Brother Stephen reflects on the centrality of spiritual poverty to the life of a brother.

by × August 1, 2017 ×