Guest House Daily Reflection

Guest House Daily Reflection

St. Ignatius of Antioch Luke 11:42-46 If we believe Jesus’ criticism is directed only at ancient Israel and that Jesus says nothing to modern Christians and their beliefs, we are mistaken. In fact, it is wise to listen to Jesus’ disapproval of ancient...
Guest House Daily Reflection

Guest House Daily Reflection

Luke 11:37-41 Religion is the outward expression of inward spiritual beliefs, but people frequently confuse the outward observances of religion with true godliness. Indeed, godliness includes outward observances as community prayer, acts of charity and many other...
Guest House Daily Reflection

Guest House Daily Reflection

St. Teresa of Jesus Luke 11:29-32 Jesus rebukes the “fellowship of excitement” that surrounds Him, constantly awaiting fresh wonders and new stimulation to certify the “real” presence of the Spirit. He tells the crowds the only sign they need...
Guest House Daily Reflection

Guest House Daily Reflection

Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time Mark 10:17-30 Based on this story, one main ingredient to enter the Kingdom of God is humility. We need one another. We need to share our life with one another, not only when it is convenient for us but when the needs of others...
Guest House Daily Reflection

Guest House Daily Reflection

Luke 11:27-28 This teaching is precise: listen to the word of God and keep it. Listen, yes, and put it all into practice. It is not by chance that all these actions are centered on Mary. St Anselm says, “She so listened to the word of God that it took flesh with her.”...
Guest House Daily Reflection

Guest House Daily Reflection

Luke 11:15-26 Do you ever wonder why the people of Jesus’ own time cannot see more clearly who He is since it seems so obvious to us? The people should be able to see that God is at work in their midst. Surely, they can see this reality if they look. Are our...