Immortal Strands

“Immortal Strands”
A reflection on Luke 21:12-19
Wednesday of the Thirty-Fourth Week in Ordinary Time
©️2023 Gloria M. Chang

Jesus said to the crowd: “They will seize and persecute you, they will hand you over to the synagogues and to prisons, and they will have you led before kings and governors because of my name.

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Useless Speculations

“Useless Speculations”
A reflection on Luke 21:5-11
Tuesday of the Thirty-Fourth Week in Ordinary Time
©️2023 Gloria M. Chang

While some people were speaking about how the temple was adorned with costly stones and votive offerings, Jesus 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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Heaven’s Oil

“Heaven’s Oil”
A reflection on Matthew 25:1-13
Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A)
©️2023 Gloria M. Chang

Jesus told his disciples this parable: “The kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom.

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Heaven’s Nest

“Heaven’s Nest”
A reflection on Luke 16:1-8
Friday of the Thirty-First Week in Ordinary Time
©️2023 Gloria M. Chang

Jesus said to his disciples, “A rich man had a steward who was reported to him for squandering his property. He summoned him and said, ‘What is this I hear about you?

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Lent, Day 19

“Lent, Day 19”
Communion Antiphon from Psalm 16:11
Wednesday of the Third Week of Lent
©️2021 by Gloria M. Chang

“Come, let us go up to the Lord’s mountain,
to the house of the God of Jacob,
That he may instruct us in his ways,
and we may walk in his paths.”

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Lent, Day 14

“Lent, Day 14”
Communion Antiphon from Psalm 119 (118):1
Thursday of the Second Week of Lent
©️2021 by Gloria M. Chang

Therefore, keep the commandments of the Lord, your God,
by walking in his ways and fearing him.

Deuteronomy 8:6

Blessed are those whose way is blameless, 
who walk in the law of the Lord.

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Nothing New in Nazareth

“Nothing New in Nazareth”
A reflection on Mark 6:1-6
Wednesday of the Fourth Week in Ordinary Time
©2023 by Gloria M. Chang

Jesus departed from there and came to his native place, accompanied by his disciples. When the sabbath came he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astonished. They

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Marana tha!

“Marana tha!”
A reflection on 1 Corinthians 16:22 and Revelation 22:20
©️2022 by Gloria M. Chang

If anyone does not love the Lord, let him be accursed. Marana tha.

1 Corinthians 16:22

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Leaves and Grass, Bless the Lord!

“Leaves and Grass, Bless the Lord!”
©️2020 by Gloria M. Chang

Canticle of Thanksgiving

This autumn blessing is styled after the Canticle of the Three Children from the Book of Daniel. In the midst of the fiery flames of King Nebuchadnezzar’s furnace, the Spirit filled Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego with praise and thanksgiving to the Lord.… Read the rest