Citizens of Heaven

“Citizens of Heaven”
Philippians 3:20-21 “in a snailshell”
Friday of the Thirty-First Week in Ordinary Time (Year II)
©️2022 by Gloria M. Chang

Join with others in being imitators of me, brothers, and observe those who thus conduct themselves according to the model you have in us. For

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Baptism of Fire

“Baptism of Fire”
Luke 12:49-50 “in a snailshell”
Thursday of the Twenty-Ninth Week in Ordinary Time
©️2021 by Gloria M. Chang

I have come to set the earth on fire, and how I wish it were already blazing! There is a baptism with which I must be baptized, and how great is my anguish until it is accomplished!

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The Cross and the Copper Serpent

“The Cross and the Copper Serpent”
A reflection on Numbers 21:4-9 and John 3:13-17
Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross
©️2022 by Gloria M. Chang

First Reading

From Mount Hor they set out by way of the Red Sea, to bypass the land of Edom, but the people’s patience was worn out by the journey; so the people complained against God and Moses, “Why have you brought us up from Egypt to die in the wilderness, where there is no food or water?

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Lent, Day 1

“Lent, Day 1”
Ash Wednesday
©️2021 by Gloria M. Chang

Ash Wednesday begins with the sober remembrance of our expulsion from the Garden of Eden. “For you are dust, and to dust you shall return,” the Lord God pronounced after Adam’s transgression (Genesis 3:19).… Read the rest

Christ’s Conquest of Death

“Christ’s Conquest of Death”
A reflection on 1 Corinthians 15:54-58
Sunday of the Eighth Week in Ordinary Time (Year C)
©2022 by Gloria M. Chang

Brothers and sisters:
When this which is corruptible clothes itself with incorruptibility and this which is mortal clothes itself with immortality, then the word that is written shall come about:

Death is swallowed up in victory.

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The Last Adam

“The Last Adam”
A reflection on 1 Corinthians 15:45-49
Sunday of the Seventh Week in Ordinary Time (Year C)
©2022 by Gloria M. Chang

Brothers and sisters:
It is written, “The first man, Adam, became a living being,” the last Adam a life-giving spirit. But

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Holy Women

Icon of the Holy Myrrhbearers

24th Week in Ordinary Time, Friday (Year II)

1 Corinthians 15:12-20, Luke 8:1-3

Jesus journeyed from one town and village to another, preaching and proclaiming the good news of the Kingdom of God. Accompanying him were the Twelve and some women who had been cured of evil spirits and infirmities, Mary, called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out, Joanna, the wife of Herod’s steward Chuza, Susanna, and many others who provided for them out of their resources.Read the rest