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Brother John's Reflections

What We Shall Be Has Not Yet Been Revealed

What We Shall Be Has Not Yet Been Revealed

The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Beloved, we are God’s children now; what we shall be has not yet been revealed. We do know that when it is revealed we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he […]

by × January 3, 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

Crossing the Frontier

Crossing the Frontier

After the man, Adam, had eaten of the tree, the Lord God called to the man and asked him, “Where are you?” He answered, “I heard you in the garden; but I was afraid, because I was naked, so I hid myself.” Then he asked, “Who told you that you […]

by × December 8, 2017 ×

Brother John's Reflections

Go With The Strength You Have

Go With The Strength You Have

Van Kaam tells us that we are formed as human beings by a process of differentiation and integration. New experiences and new insights in life will at times come together in such a way that we experience an integration of our person, a new current form of life which “feels” to us to be more ourselves than we have ever been before. At such moments we have the welcome experience of “self-possession.”

by × August 22, 2017 ×

Brother John's Reflections

Faith and Idolatry

Faith and Idolatry

Belief in the one, true, and jealous God is hard work. To be “owned” by God and to be a trustee of God’s truth is difficult to maintain in the everyday. Even as believers we tend to forget whose we are. In our laziness we unconsciously lay claim to an autonomy that is not ours, and, in its service, we tend to relinquish our freedom by speaking and acting out of our many unconscious idolatries.

by × July 28, 2017 ×