Whose Inscription?

“Whose Inscription?”
A reflection on Matthew 22:15-21, Luke 3:38, Acts 17:29
Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A)
©️2023 Gloria M. Chang

The Pharisees went off and plotted how they might entrap Jesus in speech. They sent their disciples to him, with the Herodians, saying, “Teacher, we know that you are a truthful man and that you teach the way of God in accordance with the truth.

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Render to Caesar

“Render to Caesar” (3 panels)
Mark 12:17 “in a snailshell”
Tuesday of the Ninth Week in Ordinary Time
©️2021 by Gloria M. Chang

Some Pharisees and Herodians were sent to Jesus to ensnare him in his speech. They came and said to him, “Teacher, we know that you are a truthful man and that you are not concerned with anyone’s opinion.

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Invincible Love

Christ Before Pilate, Duccio, 1308-1311

Good Friday

John 18-19

There is no greater proof that Jesus is the Son of God than his love for his enemies. In the Garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus was arrested, Peter’s swift reaction in cutting off the right ear of the high priest’s slave captured the all-too-human impulse toward retaliation.… Read the rest

The Royal Image

9th Week in Ordinary Time, Tuesday

Mark 12:13-17

We Have No King But Caesar

“Is it lawful to pay the census tax to Caesar or not? Should we pay or should we not pay?”

The Pharisees and the Herodians thought they had Jesus cornered.… Read the rest