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Brother John's Reflections

To The Greater Glory Of God

To The Greater Glory Of God

Today is the Feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Society of Jesus. From its beginning as the Company of Jesus, the members of the Society were to see themselves as companions and disciples of Jesus. According to Ignatius, in every word and deed they were to seek “the greater glory of God.” To serve the glory of God is to be a servant of the hidden kingdom of God that Jesus describes in today’s gospel.

by × July 31, 2017 ×

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Brother Festus Kathuki Mulu, CFX is a second year student of English/ Literature at Tangaza University College, Nairobi.

The First Day of Retreat

By Festus Kathuki Mulu

Brother Festus summarizes the first day of retreat, which was programmed around the theme, “Knowing and Living our Identity.”

by × July 31, 2017 ×

Brother John's Reflections

Faith and Idolatry

Faith and Idolatry

Belief in the one, true, and jealous God is hard work. To be “owned” by God and to be a trustee of God’s truth is difficult to maintain in the everyday. Even as believers we tend to forget whose we are. In our laziness we unconsciously lay claim to an autonomy that is not ours, and, in its service, we tend to relinquish our freedom by speaking and acting out of our many unconscious idolatries.

by × July 28, 2017 ×

Brother John's Reflections

Arrogance and Humility

Arrogance and Humility

In the United States the citizenry is currently living in a very polarized time. The polarization is fed by a cynical and manipulative fostering of the sense that there is no actual reality to be seen and understood. There is nothing beyond what each person or collective identity purports to see and to understand.

by × July 27, 2017 ×

Brother John's Reflections

Becoming Rich Soil

Becoming Rich Soil

Our availability to receive form for our lives from the word, or, for that matter, from any encounter in our lives, depends in large part on the nature and quality of our attention. The depth and quality of our attention to the Other in whatever form it manifests itself to us correlates to the degree of both our detachment and attachment.

by × July 26, 2017 ×