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Brother John's Reflections

Responsibility and Community

Responsibility and Community

The people, however, refused to listen to Samuel’s warning and said, “Not so!  There must be a king over us. We too must be like other nations, with a king to rule us and to lead us in warfare and fight our battles.” 1 Samuel 8:19-20 It is not easy […]

by × January 12, 2018 ×

Brother John's Reflections

Shame and Desire

Shame and Desire

There was a man there named Zacchaeus. He was a chief tax-agent. And he was wealthy. He was trying to see who Jesus was but he could not see over the crowd, since he was so short. He ran to the front and climbed up a sycamore tree that Jesus […]

by × November 21, 2017 ×

Brother John's Reflections

Setting Out Deliberately

Setting Out Deliberately

When the time for his being taken up was approaching, he deliberately set  himself to travel to Jerusalem. He sent messengers before him. Luke 9: 51-2 In a footnote to these opening verses of the middle section of Luke’s gospel, Luke Timothy Johnson points out that the literal translation of […]

by × October 3, 2017 ×