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Brother John's Reflections

Humility and Discernment

Humility and Discernment

Good morning. This morning’s reflection continues the consideration of dispositions for living discerningly. ~ John “Let no one deceive himself. If anyone among you considers himself wise in this age, let him become a fool, so as to become wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in the […]

by × September 4, 2014 ×

Brother John's Reflections

Living and Acting Appraisingly

Living and Acting Appraisingly

Good Wednesday morning. Today’s reflection begins a consideration on the question of how to live discerningly, not just at critical moments of life but consistently.  ~ John “To the other towns also I must proclaim the good news of the Kingdom of God, because for this purpose I have been […]

by × September 3, 2014 ×

Brother John's Reflections

John Cassian and Purity of Heart

John Cassian and Purity of Heart

When the king came in to look at the guests, he saw there a man not wearing a wedding garment.And he said to him: “Friend, how did you come in here, not having a wedding garment? But he was silent. Then the king said to the waiters: “Tie him up […]

by × August 21, 2014 ×

Brother John's Reflections

Niebuhr on the Will to Live and the Will to Power

Niebuhr on the Will to Live and the Will to Power

Jesus said to his disciples: “Amen, I say to you, that a rich man will enter the kingdom of heaven with difficulty. Again I say to you that it is easier for a camel to enter through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter into […]

by × August 20, 2014 ×

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Life as “On Loan”

Life as “On Loan”

The master had pity on that servant and released him and forgave him the loan. But that servant went out and found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred denarii, and he took hold of him and choked him, saying: “Pay back whatever you owe.” Matthew 18: […]

by × August 14, 2014 ×