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Wrath and anger, these also are abominations,
yet a sinner holds on to them.
The vengeful will face the Lord’s vengeance;
indeed he remembers their sins in detail.
5th Week in Ordinary Time, Tuesday (Year I)
Genesis 1:20—2:4a; Mark 7:1-13
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Then God said: Let the earth bring forth every kind of living creature: tame animals, crawling things, and every kind of wild animal.
Friday of the First Week in Ordinary Time (Year I)
Hebrews 4:1-5, 11; Mark 2:1-12
The aim of the Christian life may be expressed in many ways: union with God, communion in the Trinity, deification (theosis), the acquisition of the Holy Spirit, returning to the Father’s house (the heavenly Jerusalem), or in the words of the author of Hebrews, entering into God’s Sabbath “rest.”… Read the rest
27th Week in Ordinary Time, Friday (Year II)
Suppose there was a perfectly just man. Would he be loved, ignored, or hated?
Plato proposed a thought experiment around 360 B.C.… Read the rest
“Detachment” (2 panels)
©️2020 by Gloria M. Chang
From the Ascent of Mount Carmel by St. John of the Cross
To reach satisfaction in all
desire satisfaction in nothing.
To come to the knowledge of all
desire the knowledge of nothing.… Read the rest
15th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A)
Isaiah 55:10-11; Romans 8:18-23; Mattthew 13:1-23
Thus says the LORD: Just as from the heavens the rain and snow come down and do not return there till they have watered the earth, making it fertile and fruitful, giving seed to the one who sows and bread to the one who eats, so shall my word be that goes forth from my mouth; my word shall not return to me void, but shall do my will, achieving the end for which I sent it.… Read the rest
13th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A
Jesus said to his apostles: “Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me; and whoever does not take up his cross and follow after me is not worthy of me.… Read the rest