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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

Dedicated To The Lord

Dedicated To The Lord

“As you live, my lord, I am the woman who stood near you here, praying to the Lord. I prayed for this child, and the Lord granted my request. Now I, in turn, give him to the Lord; as long as he lives, he shall be dedicated to the Lord,” […]

by × December 22, 2017 ×

Brother John's Reflections

Love and Possessions

Love and Possessions

On that day the person who is on the roof but has belongings inside the house should not go down to get them. The person who is in the field should likewise not turn back for the things left behind. Remember Lot’s wife!  Anyone seeking to hold life as a […]

by × November 17, 2017 ×

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

Becoming Rich Soil

Becoming Rich Soil

Our availability to receive form for our lives from the word, or, for that matter, from any encounter in our lives, depends in large part on the nature and quality of our attention. The depth and quality of our attention to the Other in whatever form it manifests itself to us correlates to the degree of both our detachment and attachment.

by × July 26, 2017 ×