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Brother John's Reflections

Being Separated and United

Being Separated and United

When you hold a lunch or a dinner, do not invite your friends or your brothers or sisters or your relatives or your wealthy neighbors, in case they may invite you back and you have repayment. Rather, when you hold a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the […]

by × November 6, 2017 ×

Brother John's Reflections

Poverty and Life In Common

Poverty and Life In Common

Take care to guard against all greed, for though one may be rich, one’s life does not consist of possessions. Luke 12: 15   In the Working Paper on Life Form that is part of the Xaverian Charism Study, we read: The Xaverian expression of the life of the evangelical […]

by × October 23, 2017 ×

Brother John's Reflections

Sin and Society

Sin and Society

The children of Israel—priests, Levites, and the other returned exiles—celebrated the dedication of this house of God with joy. Ezra 6: 16 “My mother and my brothers are those who hear the word of God and act on it.” Luke 8: 21 We are living in a time that constantly […]

by × September 26, 2017 ×

Brother John's Reflections

The Work of the Word

The Work of the Word

And for this reason we too give thanks to God unceasingly, that, in receiving the word of God from hearing us, you received it not as the word of men, but as it truly is, the word of God, which is now at work in you who believe. 1 Thessalonians […]

by × August 30, 2017 ×

Brother John's Reflections

Rediscovering the Common

Rediscovering the Common

He answered one of them and said: “Friend, I did you no injustice. did you not agree with me for a denarius? Take what is yours and go. I choose to give to this last one as to you. Is it not allowed to me to do what I wish […]

by × August 23, 2017 ×