Guest House Daily Reflection

Guest House Daily Reflection

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time Mark: 1:14-20 “The Kingdom of God is at hand.” Notice how Jesus speaks about the “Kingdom of God.” He always speaks of it in the present tense. It’s not only a Kingdom “to come,” it is a Kingdom that is...
Guest House Daily Reflection

Guest House Daily Reflection

Sts. Fabian and Sebastian Mark 3:20-21 The scene in today’s Gospel must have caused Jesus great anguish. Strangers are accepting Him and lovingly supporting Him, and His own family is having problems with Him. (He came unto His own, and His own received Him not.) In...
Guest House Daily Reflection

Guest House Daily Reflection

Mark: 3:13-19 Jesus ascends a mountain. It is on this mountain that Jesus takes the initiative in appointing the Twelve, whom He also named Apostles. They are ordinary men with different characters and apparently from various walks of life. What made them special was...
Guest House Daily Reflection

Guest House Daily Reflection

Mark: 3:7-12 Unless Jesus wished to be involved in a major head-on collision with the authorities, He had to leave the synagogue. It was not because of fear but because His hour had not yet come. There was much more that He had to say and do before the final conflict...
Guest House Daily Reflection

Guest House Daily Reflection

St. Anthony Mark 3:1-6 After Jesus heals the man with the withered hand, the Pharisees begin their plot to put Jesus to death (another conflict story). The challenge posed by Jesus has been too much for them. The Pharisees want everyone and everything neat and...
Guest House Daily Reflection

Guest House Daily Reflection

Mark 2:23-28 The Pharisees found fault with the disciples plucking grain. This was interpreted as harvesting grain, and harvesting was forbidden on the Sabbath. Notice how legalistic minds distort priorities and purposes of the law. It is the same with Church laws....