Seventy-Seven Times Forgive

“Seventy-Seven Times Forgive”
Matthew 18:21-35 “in a snailshell”
Thursday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time
©️2021 by Gloria M. Chang

Then Peter approaching asked him, “Lord, if my brother sins against me, how often must I forgive him? As many as seven times?”

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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 Healing of a Paralytic

“The Healing of a Paralytic”
Mark 2:1-12 “in a snailshell”
Friday of the First Week in Ordinary Time
©️2022 by Gloria M. Chang

When Jesus returned to Capernaum after some days, it became known that he was at home. Many gathered together so that there was no longer room for them, not even around the door, and he preached the word to them.

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Jubilee, Day 3

“Jubilee, Day 3”
©️2021 by Gloria M. Chang

Jubilee and the Lord’s Prayer

The year of Jubilee looked forward to the restoration of God’s kingdom, like the Our Father prayer Jesus taught to his disciples:

Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,    

your kingdom come
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.

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Cups and Almsgiving

28th Week in Ordinary Time, Tuesday (Year II)

Psalm 119:41-48; Luke 11:37-41

After Jesus had spoken, a Pharisee invited him to dine at his home. He entered and reclined at table to eat. The Pharisee was amazed to see that he did not observe the prescribed washing before the meal.Read the rest

Praying to the Father

27th Week in Ordinary Time, Wednesday (Year II)

Luke 11:1-4

Jesus was praying in a certain place, and when he had finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray just as John taught his disciples.” He said to them, “When you pray, say: Father, hallowed be your name, your Kingdom come. Read the rest

Following Christ

The Crucifixion, Mosaic in the Monastery of Hosias Lukas.

5th Week of Easter, Saturday

John 15:18-21

“If the world hates you, realize that it hated me first.”

From the moment of Christ’s birth, he was already in danger of death as news of an infant king reached the ears of King Herod.… Read the rest