Guest House Daily Reflection

Guest House Daily Reflection

The Chair of St. Peter the Apostle Matthew 16:13-19 Jesus takes a poll to find out what others think of Him and what others are saying about Him. So, who do people say you are as a Christ follower? It would be interesting for all of us to take a poll — kind of...
Guest House Daily Reflection

Guest House Daily Reflection

St. Peter Damian Mark 8:27-33 St. Therese of Lisieux remarked that she always attempted to see only the present moment, forgetting the past and taking good care not to anticipate the future. May we try to follow the example of Jesus and the saints by living in the...
Guest House Daily Reflection

Guest House Daily Reflection

Mark 8:22-26 Throughout human history God reveals himself progressively. The Bible itself is a record of this long journey. It is a long way from the religion of fear to the religion of love. It is a long way from worshiping God with burnt offerings to worshiping God...
Guest House Daily Reflection

Guest House Daily Reflection

Mark 8:14-21 Jesus tells the disciples, “Keep your eyes open!” When we look at others, do we recognize the faces of our brothers and sisters? To put it another way, do we recognize the face of Jesus in our brothers and sisters? One of the challenges of...
Guest House Daily Reflection

Guest House Daily Reflection

Mark 8:11-13 Our lives are filled with signs of God’s love: our families, communities and friends who love and support us, the wonders of creation, the air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat, the beauty of a sunrise or sunset, a child’s smile, the...
Guest House Daily Reflection

Guest House Daily Reflection

Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time Luke 6:17, 20-26 Our passage today is a series of bombshells, and each one is such a challenge. Quite literally, these statements, known as beatitudes, take the accepted standards of this world and turn them upside down. We are faced all...