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Brother John's Reflections

Discovering Our Ordinary Lives

Discovering Our Ordinary Lives

For lo, the day is coming, blazing like an oven, when all the proud and all evildoers will be stubble. And the day that is coming will set them on fire, leaving them neither root nor branch, says the Lord of hosts. But for you who fear my name, there […]

by × October 12, 2017 ×

Brother John's Reflections

Overcoming Estrangement

Overcoming Estrangement

He was in a certain spot praying. When he stopped, one of his disciples said to. him, “Lord, teach us to pray just as John taught his disciples.”. He said to them, “Whenever you pray, say, “Father, may your name be holy!  May your kingdom come!”  Luke 11: 1-2 In […]

by × October 11, 2017 ×

Brother John's Reflections

Listening and Receiving

Listening and Receiving

The Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled by many things. But there is need for only one. Mary chose the good part. It won’t be taken away from her.” Luke 10: 41-2 In his commentary on the stories of The Good Samaritan and of Martha and […]

by × October 10, 2017 ×

Brother John's Reflections

Letting God Be God In Us

Letting God Be God In Us

The Lord, however, hurled a violent wind upon the sea, and in the furious tempest that arose the ship was on the point of breaking up. Then the mariners became frightened and each one cried to his god. Jonah 1: 4-5 But a Samaritan traveler who came upon him was […]

by × October 9, 2017 ×

Brother John's Reflections

Encounter and Prophecy

Encounter and Prophecy

Justice is with the Lord, our God; and we today are flushed with shame, we men of Judah and citizens of Jerusalem, that we, with our kings and rulers and priests and prophets, and with our ancestors, have sinned in the Lord’s sight and disobeyed him. We have neither heeded […]

by × October 6, 2017 ×