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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 ×

Brother John's Reflections

Choosing Freedom

Choosing Freedom

  To Moses they said, “Were there no graves in Egypt that you must lead us out to die in the wilderness? What good have you done us, bringing us out of Egypt? We spoke of this in Egypt, did we not? Leave us alone, we said, we would rather […]

by × July 24, 2017 ×

Brother John's Reflections

Knowing Ourselves

Knowing Ourselves

Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me; and whoever does not take up his cross and follow after me is not worthy of me. Whoever finds his life will lose […]

by × July 17, 2017 ×