Author Archives: Brothers and Sisters of Love

About Brothers and Sisters of Love

The Mission of Brothers and Sisters of Love is to be a visible sign of Jesus’ Love, Peace, and Presence to the poor in gang-infested neighborhoods in Chicago and to be a bridge between gangs & the poor with the Church. This is done by: 1. Loving everyone 2. Trusting in God 3. Forgiving everyone everything 4. Never being afraid.

Advent 2017

Baruch 5:1-9; Phil. 1:4-6, 8-11; Lk. 3:1-6 A voice crying out in the desert, “Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths!” John, son of Zachariah, was born a priest within the comfort and prestige of the Jerusalem … Continue reading

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5th Sunday of Easter / B April 29, 2018

  Acts 9:26-31; 1 Jn 3:18-24; Jn 15:1-8. We know that we should obey Jesus’ commandments. But what are they? Rules? Laws? Are they complicated? Are they difficult to understand? Do we need to study the Bible day and night? Do … Continue reading

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Christmas 2017

A year ago I met James at 15th and St. Louis on Chicago’s West-side. He asked if I could help him obtain a State ID card. He had a baby on the way and needed a job. I said no … Continue reading

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If Today You Hear God’s Voice Harden Not Your Heart

Ezekiel 33: 7-9 Romans 13: 8-10 Matthew 18: 15-20 23rd Sunday of Ordinary Time If Today You Hear God’s Voice Harden Not Your Heart. Rabbi Jonathan Sacks writes that the Torah found God to be both Transcendent and Immanent. And … Continue reading

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2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time / A January 15, 2017

Being a Light in the World Today’s readings point out four people who were lights in the world. Being a Light in the World is a theme of Jesus, but he gets it from today’s passage from Isaiah. “It is … Continue reading

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Reflection:25th Sunday Ordinary Time

Amos 8:4-7 1 Timothy 2:1-8 Luke 16:10-13 The world yearns for a moral voice, but other voices seem to drown it out. We intrinsically know right from wrong, but we ignore that inner voice because it works for our benefit. … Continue reading

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Police Trust: Taking a Long View- Part II

During the summer of 1985, I was a seminarian working with street gangs at St. Malachy Church adjacent to the old Henry Horner housing projects.  One day a family came to see me.  A teenage gang member had been arrested … Continue reading

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