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Brother John's Reflections

Help Me Who Am Alone and Have No Help but You

Help Me Who Am Alone and Have No Help but You

God of Abraham, God of Isaac, and God of Jacob, blessed are you. Help me, who am alone and have no help but you, for I am taking my life in my hand. As a child I used to hear from the books of my forefathers that you, O Lord, […]

by × February 26, 2015 ×

Brother John's Reflections

Something Greater than Jonah is Here

Something Greater than Jonah is Here

The Ninevites will rise at the judgment with this generation and will condemn it. They repented at the preaching of Jonah. Look something greater than Jonah is here. Luke 11: 32 Once again in today’s gospel we hear Jesus, through the gospel writer, remind us that it is the marginal […]

by × February 25, 2015 ×

Brother John's Reflections

Prayer and Desire

Prayer and Desire

Yes, as the rain and the snow come down from the heavens and do not return without watering the earth, making it yield and giving growth to provide seed for the sower and bread for the eating, so the word that goes from my mouth does not return to me […]

by × February 24, 2015 ×

Brother John's Reflections

Wisdom and Holiness

Wisdom and Holiness

Yahweh spoke to Moses; he said:  “Speak to the whole community of the children of Israel and say to them: Be holy, for I, Yahweh your God, am holy.” Leviticus 19: 1-2 When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all his angels with him, then he will […]

by × February 23, 2015 ×

Brother John's Reflections

The Fast That Pleases God

The Fast That Pleases God

Is not this the sort of fast that pleases me –it is the Lord Yahweh who speaks— to break unjust fetters and undo the thongs of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and break every yoke, to share your bread with the hungry and shelter the homeless poor, […]

by × February 20, 2015 ×