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Brother John's Reflections

Shame and Desire

Shame and Desire

There was a man there named Zacchaeus. He was a chief tax-agent. And he was wealthy. He was trying to see who Jesus was but he could not see over the crowd, since he was so short. He ran to the front and climbed up a sycamore tree that Jesus […]

by × November 21, 2017 ×

Brother John's Reflections

How Do You Know Me?

How Do You Know Me?

“Nathanael said to Jesus, ‘How do you know me?’” In a very brief gospel story, we are given ample illustration of precisely how guileless Nathanael is. As “a true child of Israel,” Nathanael knows well the words of Psalm 139: “You discern my going out and my lying down;/you are familiar with all my ways.”

by × August 24, 2017 ×

Brother John's Reflections

The Possibility of Forgiveness

The Possibility of Forgiveness

“Come closer to me,” Joseph told his brothers. When they had done so, he said: “I am your brother Joseph, whom you once sold into Egypt. But now do not be distressed, and do not reproach yourselves for having sold me here. It was really for the sake of saving […]

by × July 13, 2017 ×