Lukewarm Laodicea

“Lukewarm Laodicea”
A reflection on Revelation 3:14-22
Tuesday of the Thirty-Third Week in Ordinary Time (Year II)
©️2022 by Gloria M. Chang

Click phonetics for the pronunciation of Laodicea.

“To the angel of the Church in Laodicea, write this:

“‘The Amen, the faithful and true witness, the source of God’s creation, says this: “I know your works; I know that you are neither cold nor hot.

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Suffering With Christ

“Suffering With Christ”
A reflection on Colossians 1:24-28
Sunday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time (Year C)
©️2022 by Gloria M. Chang

Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I am filling up what is lacking in the afflictions of Christ on behalf of his body, which is the church, of which I am a minister in accordance with God’s stewardship given to me to bring to completion for you the word of God, the mystery hidden from ages and from generations past.

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Saints Peter and Paul

“A fisherman and a Pharisee”
Couplet in honor of Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles
©️2021 by Gloria M. Chang

After this, Jesus revealed himself again to his disciples at the Sea of Tiberias. He revealed himself in this way. Together were Simon Peter, Thomas called Didymus, Nathanael from Cana in Galilee, Zebedee’s sons, and two others of his disciples.

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The Fading Tower of Babel

“The Fading Tower of Babel”
A reflection on Genesis 11:1-9, Isaiah 2:2, Revelation, Psalm 87
©️2022 by Gloria M. Chang

The city of monolithic brick
Recedes before the mountain mystic.

The whole world had the same language and the same words. 

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The New Jerusalem

“The New Jerusalem”
A reflection on Revelation 21:23
Sixth Sunday of Easter (Year C)
©️2022 by Gloria M. Chang

Yerushalaim is the transliteration of Jerusalem. Click phonetics for the pronunciation of Yerushalaim.


He took me in spirit to a great, high mountain and showed me the holy city Jerusalem coming down out of heaven from God. It

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The New Heaven and the New Earth

“The New Heaven and the New Earth”
Revelation 21:5a from the Second Reading at Mass
Fifth Sunday of Easter (Year C)
©️2022 by Gloria M. Chang

Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth. The former heaven and the former earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. I

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Eve and the Church

“Eve and the Church”
A reflection on Mark 10:1-12, Genesis 2:21-24, and John 19:34
Friday of the Seventh Week in Ordinary Time
©2022 by Gloria M. Chang

Jesus came into the district of Judea and across the Jordan. Again crowds gathered around him and, as was his custom, he again taught them. The

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Feast of the Holy Family

“The shepherds found Mary, Joseph and the child”
A reflection on Luke 2:8-20 
Inspired by the Liturgy of the Hours, Feast of the Holy Family, Evening Prayer I, Antiphon 3
©️2021 by Gloria M. Chang
The shepherds went in haste and found Mary and Joseph, 
with the child cradled in a manger.
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Isaiah 61, Day 5

“Isaiah 61, Day 5”
Isaiah 61:10c
©️2020 by Gloria M. Chang

Like a bridegroom adorned with a diadem,
as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.

Isaiah 61:10c

Biblical marriage between a bridegroom and his bride has royal, sacred, and cosmic significance. … Read the rest

Citizens of a New World

Simone Martini (c. 1284-1344), St. Simon and St. Jude, National Gallery of Art

Feast of Saints Simon and Jude, Apostles

Ephesians 2:19-22; Luke 6:12-16

Brothers and sisters: You are no longer strangers and sojourners, but you are fellow citizens with the holy ones and members of the household of God, built upon the foundation of the Apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the capstone.

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