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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

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 ×

Brother John's Reflections

Faith and Openness of Heart

Faith and Openness of Heart

It is my wish, then, that in every place the people should pray, lifting up holy hands, without anger or argument. 1 Timothy 2: 8 “I tell you, not even in Israel have I found such faith.” Luke 7: 9 In today’s gospel we hear the familiar story of the […]

by × September 18, 2017 ×

Brother John's Reflections

Go With The Strength You Have

Go With The Strength You Have

Van Kaam tells us that we are formed as human beings by a process of differentiation and integration. New experiences and new insights in life will at times come together in such a way that we experience an integration of our person, a new current form of life which “feels” to us to be more ourselves than we have ever been before. At such moments we have the welcome experience of “self-possession.”

by × August 22, 2017 ×