Guest House Daily Reflection

Guest House Daily Reflection

Matthew 20:1-16 “Are you envious because I am generous?” The laborers in this story are dissatisfied not for what they received, but that others received as much. The main complaint in today’s story is that the owner is not fair and neither is God. God is not fair....
Guest House Daily Reflection

Guest House Daily Reflection

Luke 8:4-15 Why is it that some people fail to perceive and understand the parables? It really is more a matter of moral stance rather than intellectual capacity. People understand what God desires, but they do not wish to act on that understanding. When people cling...
Guest House Daily Reflection

Guest House Daily Reflection

Luke 8:1-3 It is an amazing thing to find Mary Magdalene, with the dark past, and Joanna, the lady of the Court, in the same company. It is one of the supreme achievements of Jesus that He can enable the most diverse people to live together without in the least losing...
Guest House Daily Reflection

Guest House Daily Reflection

Feast of St. Matthew Matthew 9:9-13 Jesus sees Matthew as someone who is despised and unaccepted – an outcast, and He reaches out to him, contrary to public opinion. On the other hand, Matthew sees Jesus embodying the kinds of values he cherishes deep within....
Guest House Daily Reflection

Guest House Daily Reflection

Luke 7:31-35 The people of Jesus’ time have dismissed the austere John as a quack and a crank; they have written off Jesus as simplistic and a disaster waiting to happen. Jesus challenges them – and us – to realize the wisdom of John’s call to...
Guest House Daily Reflection

Guest House Daily Reflection

Luke 7:11-17 He sees a widow whose only son has died and His heart goes out to her. In the ancient world, in a man’s world, this widow would now be without any means of support. This widow has not only lost her husband and her son; she has lost her future. She...