The Love of a Mother Hen

“The Love of a Mother Hen”
Luke 13:34 (and Matthew 23:37) “in a snailshell”
Thursday of the Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time
©️2022 by Gloria M. Chang

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

Some Pharisees came to Jesus and said, “Go away, leave this area because Herod wants to kill you.” He

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Herod’s Perplexity

“Herod’s Perplexity”
Luke 9:7-9 “in a snailshell”
Thursday of the Twenty-Fifth Week in Ordinary Time
©️2021 by Gloria M. Chang

Herod the tetrarch heard about all that was happening, and he was greatly perplexed because some were saying, “John has been raised from the dead”; others were saying, “Elijah has appeared”; still others, “One of the ancient prophets has arisen.”

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Herod’s Distress

“Herod’s Distress”
Matthew 14:1-12 in a couplet
Saturday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time
©️2021 by Gloria M. Chang

At that time Herod the tetrarch heard of the reputation of Jesus and said to his servants, “This man is John the Baptist.

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One Loaf of Bread

“One Loaf of Bread”
A reflection on Mark 8:14-21
Tuesday of the Sixth Week in Ordinary Time 
©2022 by Gloria M. Chang

They had forgotten to bring bread, and they had only one loaf with them in the boat. He enjoined them, “Watch out, guard against the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod.” They

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The Courage of John the Baptist

“The Courage of John the Baptist”
A reflection on Mark 6:18
Friday of the Fourth Week in Ordinary Time
©2022 by Gloria M. Chang

King Herod heard about Jesus, for his fame had become widespread, and people were saying, “John the Baptist has been raised from the dead; that is why mighty powers are at work in him.” 

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Feast of the Holy Innocents

“Joseph, flee to Egypt”
Matthew 2:13-18 “in a snailshell” 
Feast of the Holy Innocents
©️2021 by Gloria M. Chang

When the magi had departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Rise, take the child and his mother, flee to Egypt, and stay there until I tell you.

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Signs of the Kingdom

Icon of Jesus and the Centurion

12th Week in Ordinary Time, Saturday (Year II)

Matthew 8:5-17

Jesus’ fame as a healer spread far and wide in Palestine, attracting not only lepers but foreigners like the Roman centurion. Jews did not associate with either group; one was “unclean,” the other was “Gentile.”… Read the rest