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Brother John's Reflections

Being Separated and United

Being Separated and United

When you hold a lunch or a dinner, do not invite your friends or your brothers or sisters or your relatives or your wealthy neighbors, in case they may invite you back and you have repayment. Rather, when you hold a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the […]

by × November 6, 2017 ×

Brother John's Reflections

Telling Our Stories

Telling Our Stories

We speak much today of “sharing our stories.” We understand intuitively that by speaking to another about the actual persons, situations, and events of our lives, we deepen our relationship and our felt sense of connection to each other. We feel less alone in the world, and by listening to others we welcome them into our worlds.

by × September 13, 2017 ×

Brother John's Reflections

The Presumption of Knowing

The Presumption of Knowing

What is our greatest obstacle to change, reformation, and transformation in both our personal and shared lives? One of the ways we navigate the mystery of life is by an arrogant presumption that we know and understand. This is most at work in us in the most familiar settings of our lives.

by × August 4, 2017 ×