Guest House Daily Reflection

Guest House Daily Reflection

Matthew 5:38-42 So, what does this turning the other cheek really mean? When you and I are hurt by the actions of others, can we find ways to respond creatively rather than striking out? When we do this we live in the spirit of Jesus rather than the violent “eye...
Guest House Daily Reflection

Guest House Daily Reflection

Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time Mark 4:26-34 “Through it all the seed sprouts and grows without his knowing how it happens.” It is a profound mystery how one small seed can become a stalk of wheat; how one small seed can produce a fruit bearing tree. Our...
Guest House Daily Reflection

Guest House Daily Reflection

Matthew 5:33-37 “Say YES when you mean YES and NO when you mean NO. Anything beyond that is from the evil one.” Promise-keeping is the foundation of personal and social existence. If we cannot trust people to keep their word, then there is no basis for civil law, for...
Guest House Daily Reflection

Guest House Daily Reflection

Matthew 5: 27-32 “If your eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away.” What would you be willing to throw away for the sake of what is good and right and just? Would you throw away your cell phone, iPod, iPad or laptop if you realized that you were becoming...
Guest House Daily Reflection

Guest House Daily Reflection

Matthew 5:20-26 Our salvation does not come from obeying laws. Our salvation comes from Jesus Christ whose whole life was a life of love. Our outer conduct – like that of the scribes and the Pharisees is worthless. What is needed is that we become poor in...
Guest House Daily Reflection

Guest House Daily Reflection

St. Anthony of Padua Matthew 5:17-19 Jesus sees Himself not as a threat to the law and the prophets but rather as fulfilling them. Laws are necessary as guidelines for our good. Jesus knew, however, that there is a higher law of love. Whenever there was a conflict...