Herod’s Perplexity

“Herod’s Perplexity”
Luke 9:7-9 “in a snailshell”
Thursday of the Twenty-Fifth Week in Ordinary Time
©️2021 Gloria M. Chang

Herod the tetrarch heard about all that was happening, and he was greatly perplexed because some were saying, “John has been raised from the dead”; others were saying, “Elijah has appeared”; still others, “One of the ancient prophets has arisen.” But Herod said, “John I beheaded. Who then is this about whom I hear such things?” And he kept trying to see him.

Luke 9:7-9

Who is this prophet and healer, Yeshua?
John I beheaded, Herod feared. Elijah?

Traditional Chinese Translation

約翰我已經斬首了。希律害怕了。 是以利亞嗎?

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Herod’s Distress
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One Reply to “Herod’s Perplexity”

  1. Dear GMC, your reflection teaches us how a moment of grace can present itself and the person is too self absorbed to accept it. Sounds like Herod? No, sounds like us, every time we text “SMH” [Shaking My Head] instead of doing something about “it,” every time we look around to see who’s going to be doing something about “it,” and every time we wish “it” would go away. It is Jesus! Our Lady of China, Open our hearts and minds to Your Son. Amen.

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