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Brother John's Reflections

Contemplation and Abandonment

Contemplation and Abandonment

“Why has the Lord permitted us to be defeated today by the Philistines?” 1 Samuel 4:3 A leper came to Jesus and kneeling down begged him and said, “if you wish, you can make me clean.” Moved with pity, he stretched out his hand, touched the leper, and said to […]

by × January 11, 2018 ×

Brother John's Reflections

Treasure in Heaven

Treasure in Heaven

In her bitterness, Hannah prayed to the Lord, weeping copiously, and she made a vow, promising: “O Lord of hosts, if you look with pity on the misery of your handmaid, if you remember me and do not forget me, if you give your handmaid a male child, I will […]

by × January 9, 2018 ×

Brother John's Reflections

The Way of Dispossession

The Way of Dispossession

Whoever does not bear one’s own cross and come after me cannot be my disciple. For who of you wishing to build a tower does not first sit down and figure out the price, to see if there are enough funds to complete the work? Otherwise, if one lays the […]

by × November 8, 2017 ×

Brother John's Reflections

Contemplation and Knowing

Contemplation and Knowing

Woe to you lawyers! You have taken the key of knowledge. You do not enter yourselves, and you close out those trying to enter. Luke 11: 52 Jesus’ charge against the “lawyers,” the “scholars of the law,” is that they are not only mired in their own ignorance but that […]

by × October 19, 2017 ×

Brother John's Reflections

The Common Life

The Common Life

Particularly as Euro-American culture has become more and more work-fixated and product and finance-oriented,  much of our work lives have become more and more burdensome and debilitating. This is true not only in the secular sphere but even in the so-called religious one.

by × August 7, 2017 ×