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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

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

Fear and Possessions

Fear and Possessions

Whenever a strong man is fully armed and guards his palace, his possessions are secure. But when a stronger than him breaks in and wins victory, he strips off the armor on which the man had relied, and distributes his spoils. The person who is not with me is against […]

by × October 13, 2017 ×

Brother John's Reflections

Rebuilding the Church

Rebuilding the Church

“How could I not look sad when the city where my ancestors are buried lies in ruins, and its gates have been eaten out by fire?” The king asked me, “What is it, then, that you wish?” I prayed to the God of heaven and then answered the king: “If […]

by × October 4, 2017 ×

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A Short Reflection on Poverty

A Short Reflection on Poverty

By Brother Stephen Cyprian Simiyu Lusweti

On the second day of retreat Brother Stephen reflects on the centrality of spiritual poverty to the life of a brother.

by × August 1, 2017 ×