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Brother John's Reflections

Gratitude and Faith

Gratitude and Faith

One of them, when he saw that he had been healed, turned back. He glorified God with a loud cry and he fell at his feet thanking him. And this man was a Samaritan. Jesus responded, “Were not ten people cleansed? Where are the other nine? Were none found to […]

by × November 12, 2014 ×

Brother John's Reflections

Being Loved in our Uselessness

Being Loved in our Uselessness

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: 10 At first glance, this saying of Jesus appears to us as quite harsh. Having laid out some of the demands of life in […]

by × November 11, 2014 ×

Brother John's Reflections

The Community of the Little Ones

The Community of the Little Ones

Jesus said to his disciples: “It is impossible for scandals not to happen. But woe to the person through whom they happen! It is better for that person to have a millstone hung around the neck, and be thrown into the sea, than to cause one of these little ones […]

by × November 10, 2014 ×

Brother John's Reflections

The Children of this Age and the Children of Light

The Children of this Age and the Children of Light

The master praised the wicked household manager because he acted cleverly. Indeed the children of this age are more clever towards their own generation than are the children of light. Luke 16: 8 Today’s parable of the wicked but clever steward, one that is exclusive to Luke’s gospel, is quite […]

by × November 7, 2014 ×

Brother John's Reflections

Having the Ears to Hear

Having the Ears to Hear

“Let the one with ears to hear listen.” All the tax agents and sinners were coming to hear him. But the Pharisees and the scribes complained. The said, “This person welcomes sinners and eats with them.” Luke 14: 35; 15: 1-2 Chapter 15 is one of the most beloved and […]

by × November 6, 2014 ×