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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Paradox of Peace

“Paradox of Peace”
A reflection on Luke 12:49-53
Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C)
©️2022 by Gloria M. Chang

“I have come to set the earth on fire, and how I wish it were already blazing! There is a baptism with which I must be baptized, and how great is my anguish until it is accomplished! Do

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The Root of Jesse, Day 1

“The Root of Jesse, Day 1”
Isaiah 11:1
©️2020 by Gloria M. Chang

But a shoot shall sprout from the stump of Jesse,
and from his roots a bud shall blossom.

Isaiah 11:1

The dynasty of David, the strong, ruddy youth chosen from among the sons of Jesse (1 Samuel 16:12), had decayed to a stump thirteen kings and over three hundred years later during the reign of King Ahaz.… Read the rest

The Economics of the Trinity

The Twelve Apostles (Pushkin Museum in Moscow)

14th Week in Ordinary Time, Thursday (Year II)

Hosea 11:1-4, 8e-9; Matthew 10:7-15

Thus says the LORD: When Israel was a child I loved him, out of Egypt I called my son. The more I called them, the farther they went from me, Sacrificing to the Baals and burning incense to idols.Read the rest

Kingdom of the Little Ones

Fra Angelico, Coronazione delle Vergine (1435)

Deuteronomy 7:6-11, 1 John 4:7-16, Matthew 11:25-30

Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

“God is Love.”

Like an owl squinting in sunlight, the eyes of humankind open gradually to the truth of who we are as a people and who God is.… Read the rest