Guest House Participates in #GivingTuesday

After two days for getting deals – Black Friday and Cyber Monday –#GivingTuesday is a day for giving back. This year, Guest House is participating in #GivingTuesday, a global giving movement that has been driven by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and...

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Guest House Daily Reflection

When Jesus cures the mother-in-law of Peter, He shows forth God’s preference for the sick and the poor. Jesus always gravitates to the person most in need and the part of each of us most in need of healing.  Am I attentive to the needs of others? How do I respond when...

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Guest House Daily Reflection

Jesus was a perfectly credible witness to God’s love because His words always resonated with His deeds. This holy integrity is a gift that God offers as a goal for every disciple of Jesus.  What shall I say today? Will what I do be consistent with what I say? How...

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Guest House Daily Reflection

The martyrdom of John the Baptist reminds us that in the mystery of God’s plan, even as a short life can change everything. A life well lived has more impact than anything else. Do I recognize the value of my witness? Do I live my life in a way that expresses my...

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Guest House Daily Reflection

Jesus cures a man who has been ill all his life, and He does so on the Sabbath. The law of love supersedes all others. God never rests from mercy, nor should we. We are called to trust in the constancy of God’s love and mercy. Likewise, others count on us for love and...

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Guest House Daily Reflection

The parable of the talents reminds us that God gives everyone something to offer. No one completely lacks gifts to share. The gifts that God gives me are investments on His part. I am made the way that I am for a particular purpose. Have I discerned my gifts and...

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Guest House Daily Reflection

The parable of the wise and foolish maidens teaches us that the Christian life includes waiting in hopefulness. Every disciple of Jesus needs to pray for the gifts of patience and perseverance. While it is difficult to give up control and influence, it can be...

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Guest House Daily Reflection

Every Christian is called to live a life of vigilance. Part of saying “yes” to Jesus includes watching for the day and hour when He calls me to action. It is never easy to not know what is coming next. May I have the courage to replace my fear with vigilance for the...

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Guest House Daily Reflection

When Jesus calls His first disciples, it is done with a sense of purpose. God has a plan, and a place for each of those whom He calls to love and serve.            Jesus notes that Philip (Bartholomew) is the one in whom there is no guile. In doing so, He teaches us...

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Guest House Daily Reflection

Jesus teaches the leaders of his day that seeking to appear to be good isn’t enough. He challenges the Scribes and Pharisees to move beyond empty exercise of egoism. Whom do I seek to please? Where do my priorities lie? Am I satisfied that God is pleased with the...

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Guest House Daily Reflection

When Jesus cites the woes of the Pharisees, He shows us that hypocrisy is its own punishment. If we lack integrity, it is inevitable that we will be disappointed. Am I able to acknowledge the sad consequences of my inconsistencies? Am I able to name my failings and to...

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Guest House Daily Reflection

Jesus is the narrow gate. One must seek Him and know Him to access the Truth. Salvation does not depend on status, rather, on the ability to struggle to believe. Do I know Jesus? Am I willing to go beyond learning about Jesus and to enter into a relationship with Him?...

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Guest House Daily Reflection

Jesus berates the Scribes and Pharisees not only for their hypocrisy but also for their inability to see it. How can the learned be satisfied with only outward appearances? St. Augustine reminds us that “we are leaders and servants: we lead when we serve.” May our...

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Guest House Daily Reflection

Jesus teaches consistently that the greatest commandment of all is to love God and one’s neighbor. We can never cleave one from the other. Neither love of God nor love for neighbor makes any sense without the other. Each is necessary for the whole of love. O gracious...

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Guest House Daily Reflection

The parable of the marriage feast shows us the power of metaphor as Jesus instructs His followers about the kingdom of Heaven. All are invited, but each must be properly attired. How can I count on Heaven if I don’t put on love? Without charity, I am under-dressed to...

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Guest House Daily Reflection

The parable of the workers in the vineyard teaches us that God loves each of us individually as if one were the only object of His love. Likewise, the mercy of god is appropriated to each according to one’s need. How do I experience God’s love and mercy? In turn, how...

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Guest House Daily Reflection

The mystery of God’s Love is revealed in the Truth that today’s poverty is tomorrow’s wealth. Whatever I lack now, God will provide later and forever. How much do I trust God? What do I do when I find myself in need? Am I strong enough to rejoice in my weakness? O...

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Guest House Daily Reflection

Mary expresses the completeness of her Faith in God through acts of charity. In doing so, she gives witness to the steadfast Love of God. Mary visits Elizabeth in the midst of her own crisis. Sometimes the best way to cope with difficulty is to reach out and care of...

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Guest House Daily Reflection

Jesus is the narrow gateway to God. He is the way that leads to everlasting life. The love that Jesus has for each of us is unique. Jesus is all in for each of us. God’s Love is made manifest in the way that I most need it today. Dear Jesus, may I seek You today. May...

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Guest House Daily Reflection

It is a lot of work to live a simple life. It is easy to get caught up in and overwhelmed by the complexities of life. When I live a simple life, there is more room for God and for God to be revealed in my words and deeds. O God, may I live a simple, virtuous life....

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