The Israelites were radically stripped of the things which they believed they needed to sustain their life. The certainty of food and water every day in the desert. The presence of the Temple to fulfill their duties to God, in the Exile. But in the experience of being stripped in that way, they actually had to ask what is of the essence. They learned that the essence of their life as the people of God was to trust God and to worship God in spirit and in truth.

-Br. Geoffrey Tristram, SSJE

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Celebrating 10 Years of Brother, Give Us A Word

We invited friends around to world to share how Brother, Give Us A Word has been meaningful to them. How have the daily words inspired you or influenced your prayer life? See what other have said and share your own story here:

I am an ordained A.M.E. clergy, assistant pastor, and also a clinical psychologist. Through many times of difficulty and need for spiritual discernment in younger years, the Lord continually brought me to catholic places and practices. I was introduced to centering prayer, walking the labyrinth and the gift of spiritual direction. Some years ago, I was introduced to SSJE’s daily meditations and I have been reading them ever since. During this time of pandemic they have given me the spiritual focus that has proven useful in sermon preparation, providing wisdom to share in my therapy practice and recently serve as a foundation for sharing faith, hope and joy with the seniors who join in my weekly conference call. Bendiciones hermanos. {Blessings, Brother}

– Melinda, New Jersey