Herod’s Distress

“Herod’s Distress”
A reflection on Matthew 14:1-12
Saturday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time
©️2021 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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Saint James, Apostle

“Saint James, Apostle”
A reflection on Mark 10:35-45 and Acts 12:1-3
Feast of Saint James, Apostle
©️2023 Gloria M. Chang

And James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came up to him and said to him, “Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask of you.” And

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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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Joseph, Flee to Egypt!

“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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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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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