Saint Andrew, Apostle

“The Call of the First Disciples”
Feast of Saint Andrew, Apostle
Matthew 4:18-22 “in a snailshell”
©️2021 by Gloria M. Chang

As he was walking by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon who is called Peter, and his brother Andrew, casting a net into the sea; they were fishermen. He

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Thieves in the Temple

“Thieves in the Temple”
A reflection on Luke 19:45-48
Friday of the Thirty-Third Week in Ordinary Time
©️2022 by Gloria M. Chang

Then Jesus entered the temple area and proceeded to drive out those who were selling things, saying to them, “It is written, ‘My house shall be a house of prayer, but you have made it a den of thieves.’” And

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The Parable of the Ten Gold Coins

“The Parable of the Ten Gold Coins”
A reflection on Luke 19:11-28
Wednesday of the Thirty-Third Week in Ordinary Time
©️2022 by Gloria M. Chang

Caritas is Latin for charity.

While people were listening to Jesus speak, he proceeded to tell a parable because he was near Jerusalem and they thought that the kingdom of God would appear there immediately. So

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Lukewarm Laodicea

“Lukewarm Laodicea”
A reflection on Revelation 3:14-22
Tuesday of the Thirty-Third Week in Ordinary Time (Year II)
©️2022 by Gloria M. Chang

Click phonetics for the pronunciation of Laodicea.

“To the angel of the Church in Laodicea, write this:

“‘The Amen, the faithful and true witness, the source of God’s creation, says this: “I know your works; I know that you are neither cold nor hot.

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Living Stones of the New Jerusalem

“Living Stones of the New Jerusalem”
A reflection on Luke 21:5-19
Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C)
©️2022 by Gloria M. Chang

While some people were speaking about how the temple was adorned with costly stones and votive offerings, he said, “All that you see here—the days will come when there will not be left a stone upon another stone that will not be thrown down.”

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As in the Days of Noah

“As in the Days of Noah”
A reflection on Luke 17:26-37
Friday of the Thirty-Second Week in Ordinary Time
©️2021 by Gloria M. Chang

As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be in the days of the Son of Man; they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage up to the day that Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all.

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Questions About the Kingdom of God

“Questions About the Kingdom of God”
A reflection on Luke 17:20-21
Thursday of the Thirty-Second Week in Ordinary Time
©️2022 by Gloria M. Chang

Asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, he said in reply, “The coming of the kingdom of God cannot be observed, and no one will announce, ‘Look, here it is,’ or, ‘There it is.’ For

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Serving From a Full Heart

“Serving From a Full Heart”
A reflection on Luke 17:7-10
Tuesday of the Thirty-Second Week in Ordinary Time
©️2022 by Gloria M. Chang

“Who among you would say to your servant who has just come in from plowing or tending sheep in the field, ‘Come here immediately and take your place at table’? Would

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