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Brother John's Reflections

Work and Spirit

Work and Spirit

You don’t say “Thanks” to a slave, do you, for doing what was commanded? The case is the same with you  When you have done everything that has been commanded you, say, “We are useless slaves!  We have done what we were supposed to do!” Luke 17: 9-10 At the […]

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Brother John's Reflections

Seeking Wisdom

Seeking Wisdom

Because God is the witness of one’s inmost self; and the sure observer of one’s heart and the listener to one’s tongue. For the Spirit of the Lord fills the world, is all-embracing, and knows what a person says. Wisdom 1: 6-7 In one of our most frequently repeated prayers, […]

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Brother John's Reflections

Proclaiming the Gospel

Proclaiming the Gospel

Thus, I aspire to proclaim the Gospel not where Christ has already been named, so that I do not build on another’s foundation, but as it is written: “Those who have never been told of him shall see, and those who have never heard of him shall understand.” Romans 15:20-21 […]

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Brother John's Reflections

Zeal and Anger

Zeal and Anger

Jesus made a whip out of cords and drove them all out of the temple area, with the sheep and oxen, and spilled the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables, and to those who sold doves he said, “Take these out of here, and stop making my […]

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Brother John's Reflections

The Way of Dispossession

The Way of Dispossession

Whoever does not bear one’s own cross and come after me cannot be my disciple. For who of you wishing to build a tower does not first sit down and figure out the price, to see if there are enough funds to complete the work? Otherwise, if one lays the […]

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