The Parable of the Wedding Feast

“The Parable of the Wedding Feast”
Matthew 22:1-14 “in a snailshell”
Thursday of the Twentieth Week in Ordinary Time
©️2021 by Gloria M. Chang

Jesus again in reply spoke to them in parables, saying, “The kingdom of heaven may be likened to a king who gave a wedding feast for his son.

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The Good Shepherd

“The Good Shepherd”
Matthew 18:12-14 “in a snailshell”
Tuesday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time
©️2022 by Gloria M. Chang

What is your opinion? If a man has a hundred sheep and one of them goes astray, will he not leave the ninety-nine in the hills and go in search of the stray? 

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A Feast for Watchful Servants

“A Feast for Watchful Servants”
A reflection on Luke 12:35-38
Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C)
©️2022 by Gloria M. Chang

“Gird your loins and light your lamps and be like servants who await their master’s return from a wedding, ready to open immediately when he comes and knocks.

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The Parable of the Rich Fool

“The Parable of the Rich Fool”
A reflection on Luke 12:13-21
Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C)
©️2022 by Gloria M. Chang

Someone in the crowd said to Jesus, “Teacher, tell my brother to share the inheritance with me.” He replied to him, “Friend, who appointed me as your judge and arbitrator?”

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The Parable of the Net

“The Parable of the Net”
A reflection on Matthew 13:47-50
Thursday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time
©️2022 by Gloria M. Chang

Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net thrown into the sea, which collects fish of every kind. When

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The Parable of the Hidden Treasure

“The Parable of the Hidden Treasure”
Matthew 13:44 “in a snailshell”
Wednesday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time
©️2021 by Gloria M. Chang

The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure buried in a field, which a person finds and hides again, and out of joy goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.

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The Parable of the Weeds Explained

“The Parable of the Weeds Explained”
A reflection on Matthew 13:36-43
Tuesday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time
©️2021 by Gloria M. Chang

Then, dismissing the crowds, he went into the house. His disciples approached him and said, “Explain to us the parable of the weeds in the field.”

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Loaves of the Trinity

“Loaves of the Trinity”
A reflection on Luke 11:5-8
Sunday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time (Year C)
©️2022 by Gloria M. Chang

And he said to them, “Suppose one of you has a friend to whom he goes at midnight and says, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves of bread, for a friend of mine has arrived at my house from a journey and I have nothing to offer him,’ and he says in reply from within, ‘Do not bother me; the door has already been locked and my children and I are already in bed.

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The Parable of the Weeds

“The Parable of the Weeds”
Matthew 13:24-30 in a couplet
Saturday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time
©️2021 by Gloria M. Chang

He proposed another parable to them. “The kingdom of heaven may be likened to a man who sowed good seed in his field.

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Secrets of the Kingdom

“Secrets of the Kingdom”
A reflection on Matthew 13:10-17
(cf. Luke 8:10; Mark 4:11-12)
Thursday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time
©️2022 by Gloria M. Chang

The disciples approached him and said, “Why do you speak to them in parables?” He

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The Parable of the Sower

“The Parable of the Sower”
Matthew 13:1-9 in a couplet
Wednesday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time
©️2021 by Gloria M. Chang

On that day, Jesus went out of the house and sat down by the sea. Such large crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat down, and the whole crowd stood along the shore.

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The Parable of the Lost Sons

“The Parable of the Lost Sons”
A reflection on Luke 15:11-32
Fourth Sunday of Lent (Year C)
©️2022 by Gloria M. Chang

Tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to listen to Jesus, but the Pharisees and scribes began to complain, saying, “This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.”

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The Parable of the Lost Sheep

“The Parable of the Lost Sheep”
Luke 15:1-7 “in a snailshell”
Thursday of the Thirty-First Week in Ordinary Time
©️2021 by Gloria M. Chang

The tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to listen to him, but the Pharisees and scribes began to complain, saying, “This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.”

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The Parable of the Yeast

“The Parable of the Yeast”
Luke 13:20-21 “in a snailshell”
Tuesday of the Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time
©️2021 by Gloria M. Chang

Again he said, “To what shall I compare the kingdom of God? It is like yeast that a woman took and mixed in with three measures of wheat flour until the whole batch of dough was leavened.”

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The Parable of the Lamp

“The Parable of the Lamp”
A reflection on Luke 8:16-18
Monday of the Twenty-Fifth Week in Ordinary Time
©️2021 by Gloria M. Chang

“No one who lights a lamp conceals it with a vessel or sets it under a bed; rather, he places it on a lampstand so that those who enter may see the light.

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The Parable of the Talents

“The Parable of the Talents”
Matthew 25:14-30 in a couplet
Saturday of the Twenty-First Week in Ordinary Time
©️2021 by Gloria M. Chang

“It will be as when a man who was going on a journey called in his servants and entrusted his possessions to them.

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The Parable of the Ten Virgins


“The Parable of the Ten Virgins”
A reflection on Matthew 25:1-13 and Song of Solomon 5:2
Friday of the Twenty-First Week in Ordinary Time
©️2021 by Gloria M. Chang

“Then the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom.

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The Parable of the Mustard Seed

“The Parable of the Mustard Seed”
A reflection on Matthew 13:31-32
Monday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time
©️2021 by Gloria M. Chang

He proposed another parable to them. “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that a person took and sowed in a field.

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The Parable of the Sower Explained

“The Parable of the Sower Explained”
Matthew 13:18-23 in a tercet
Friday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time
©️2021 by Gloria M. Chang

“Hear then the parable of the sower. The seed sown on the path is the one who hears the word of the kingdom without understanding it, and the evil one comes and steals away what was sown in his heart.

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Our Eternal Inheritance

Parable of the Rich Fool

Ephesians 2:1-10; Luke 12:13-21

Someone in the crowd said to Jesus, “Teacher, tell my brother to share the inheritance with me.” He replied to him, “Friend, who appointed me as your judge and arbitrator?”

Jesus refused to get roped into a property dispute between brothers.… Read the rest