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....
Guest House Daily Reflection

Guest House Daily Reflection

Mark 2:18-22 Change is a pure and simple fact of life. Today’s Gospel is about change in people who struggled with understanding why Jesus did not adhere to the traditions which were old and revered by the Jews – and which were religious customs. Fasting...
Guest House Daily Reflection

Guest House Daily Reflection

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time John 1:35-42 It is very interesting to hear the first words of Jesus as recorded in John’s Gospel: “What are you looking for?” These are words we can all identify with in our relationship with Jesus. What are we looking for; what...
Guest House Daily Reflection

Guest House Daily Reflection

Mark 2:13-17 Why is it that Levi, rather than the religious keepers of the law, responds so generously to the invitation of Jesus? He desperately wants what Jesus has to offer – he finds grace irresistible. He feels the pain of sin and the suffering that comes...
Guest House Daily Reflection

Guest House Daily Reflection

Mark 2:1-12 I appreciate this Gospel because it reminds us of the power of prayer – especially our prayer for others. Maybe at times, the words can so easily slide off our lips when we comment – I will keep you in my prayers. When we say we are going to pray for...