Living Stones of the New Jerusalem

“Living Stones of the New Jerusalem”
A reflection on Luke 21:5-19
Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C)
©️2022 by Gloria M. Chang

While some people were speaking about how the temple was adorned with costly stones and votive offerings, he 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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Saints Simon and Jude, Apostles

“Temple of Saints”
Ephesians 2:19-22 “in a snailshell”
Feast of Saints Simon and Jude, Apostles
©️2021 by Gloria M. Chang
Revised in 2022

So then 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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A Blooming Arrow

“A Blooming Arrow”
A reflection on Ephesians 2:1-10
Monday of the Twenty-Ninth Week in Ordinary Time
©️2022 by Gloria M. Chang

You were dead in your transgressions and sins in which you once lived following the age of this world, following the ruler of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the disobedient. All

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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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Our Eternal Inheritance

Parable of the Rich Fool

Ephesians 2:1-10; Luke 12:13-21

Someone in the crowd said to Jesus, “Teacher, tell my brother to share the inheritance with me.” He replied to him, “Friend, who appointed me as your judge and arbitrator?”

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