Render to Caesar

“Render to Caesar” (3 panels)
Mark 12:17 “in a snailshell”
Tuesday of the Ninth Week in Ordinary Time
©️2021 by Gloria M. Chang

Some Pharisees and Herodians were sent to Jesus to ensnare him in his speech. They came and said to him, “Teacher, we know that you are a truthful man and that you are not concerned with anyone’s opinion.

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Three Peas

“Three Peas”
©️2020 by Gloria M. Chang

Holy, Holy, Holy

Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty,
Early in the morning our song shall rise to thee.
Holy, holy, holy! Merciful and mighty,
God in three Persons, blessed Trinity.

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The Lord is My Rock

“The Lord is My Rock”
©️2020 by Gloria M. Chang

The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer,
my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge,
my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.

Psalm 18:2(3), RSV

We can surrender all our cares to the Lord our rock, for he is in charge.… Read the rest

Peonies, Day 2

“A peony for your thoughts?”
©️2020 by Gloria M. Chang

“A penny for your thoughts” is an idiom used to ask what someone is thinking about. It was first coined by St. Thomas More (1478-1535) in his book, Four Last Things:

“As it often happeth that the very face sheweth the mind walking a pilgrimage, in such wise that, not without some note and reproach of such vagrant mind, other folk suddenly say to them, ‘A penny for your thought.’”… Read the rest