Guest House Daily Reflection

Guest House Daily Reflection

Feast of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Luke 17:26-37 Jesus tells this parable when He is on His way to Jerusalem. On the cross in an event that looks like nothing but disaster, death again breaks into the world and claims God’s Son. Yet, on the cross Jesus takes our...
Guest House Daily Reflection

Guest House Daily Reflection

Feast of St. Margaret of Scotland Luke 17:20-25 The Pharisees of Jesus’ day, themselves teachers of the law, proved to be tone-deaf to the wisdom He offered. They could not grasp that the kingdom of God had already come in Him. They were more concerned with...
Guest House Daily Reflection

Guest House Daily Reflection

Feast of St. Albert the Great Luke 17:11-19 There are actually two stories in this passage. The first is the healing story. At the command of Jesus, the ten lepers were on the road to Jerusalem, to show themselves to the priests at the Temple. In their obedience was...
Guest House Daily Reflection

Guest House Daily Reflection

Luke 17:7-10 Jesus reminds us in this parable of the faithful servants that our relationship with God should not fill us with self-righteousness, but it should humble us with gratitude for what God has done for us in our lives. The only meaningful response we can make...
Guest House Daily Reflection

Guest House Daily Reflection

Feast of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Luke 17:1-6 Jesus taught us that the method of combating evil is not with more evil – but with love. Jesus – throughout His life – forgave people, maybe through no open public confession and right of forgiveness,...
Guest House Daily Reflection

Guest House Daily Reflection

Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time Matthew 25:1-13 Some members of the Kingdom of God go through life preparing themselves for the worst, while others who know Jesus Christ prepare for the best. So let’s go back to December of 1999 – how many gallons of water...