Post Tagged with: "St. John of the Cross"

Brother John's Reflections

Awakening Our Souls

Awakening Our Souls

In the wilderness I will put cedar trees, / acacias, myrtles, olives. / In the desert I will plant juniper, / plane tree and cypress side by side; / so that all may see and know, / may all observe and understand, / that the hand of Yahweh has done […]

by × December 14, 2017 ×

Brother John's Reflections

Waiting To Be Surprised

Waiting To Be Surprised

In days to come, the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established as the highest mountain and raised above the hills. All nations shall stream toward it; many peoples shall come and say: “Come, let us climb the Lord’s mountain, to the house of the God of Jacob, that […]

by × December 4, 2017 ×

Brother John's Reflections

The Way of Dispossession

The Way of Dispossession

Whoever does not bear one’s own cross and come after me cannot be my disciple. For who of you wishing to build a tower does not first sit down and figure out the price, to see if there are enough funds to complete the work? Otherwise, if one lays the […]

by × November 8, 2017 ×

Brother John's Reflections

Transcendent Hope Amidst Cultural Devastation

Transcendent Hope Amidst Cultural Devastation

For in hope we were saved. Now hope that sees for itself is not hope. For who hopes for what one sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait with endurance. Romans 8: 24-25 St. Paul speaks of “hope” in Romans 8 in the context […]

by × October 31, 2017 ×

Brother John's Reflections

Suffering With Christ

Suffering With Christ

The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs, heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if only we suffer with him so that we may also be glorified with him. Romans 8: 16-17 In my earliest religious upbringing […]

by × October 30, 2017 ×