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Brother John's Reflections

Faith and Healing

Faith and Healing

So [the blind man who was begging] shouted out, “Jesus, Son of David!  Show mercy to me!” Those in front began to rebuke him into silence, but he shouted even more, “Son of David! Show mercy to me!” Jesus stood still. He ordered that the man be brought to him. […]

by × November 20, 2017 ×

Brother John's Reflections

Faith and Openness of Heart

Faith and Openness of Heart

It is my wish, then, that in every place the people should pray, lifting up holy hands, without anger or argument. 1 Timothy 2: 8 “I tell you, not even in Israel have I found such faith.” Luke 7: 9 In today’s gospel we hear the familiar story of the […]

by × September 18, 2017 ×

Brother John's Reflections

Reforming Memory

Reforming Memory

Then I brought your father Abraham from the region beyond the River and led him through the entire land of Canaan. I made his descendants numerous, and gave him Isaac. To Isaac I gave Jacob and Esau. To Esau I assigned the mountain region of Seir in which to settle […]

by × August 18, 2017 ×

Brother John's Reflections

Fixing In Our Hearts

Fixing In Our Hearts

When he was campaigning for President in 2000, George W. Bush issued a values critique of the Clinton administration by saying: “Our generation has a chance to reclaim some essential values, to show we have grown up before we grow old.” Politics aside, as a member of Bush’s generation I found myself pondering his words.

by × August 11, 2017 ×

Brother John's Reflections

Seeking and Faith

Seeking and Faith

Jesus declares that this woman, who knows nothing of the tradition which forms Jesus and his own self-understanding, has great faith. She is able to recognize the truth of Jesus that so many others who have been raised and formed in the same tradition as Jesus cannot begin to really grasp.

by × August 9, 2017 ×