The Mountain of the Lord, Day 3

“The Mountain of the Lord, Day 3”
Isaiah 2:4b
©️2020 by Gloria M. Chang

He shall judge between the nations,
and set terms for many peoples.
They shall beat their swords into plowshares
and their spears into pruning hooks;
One nation shall not raise the sword against another,
nor shall they train for war again.

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The Mountain of the Lord, Day 1

“The Mountain of the Lord, Day 1”
Isaiah 2:2a
©️2020 by Gloria M. Chang

Vision of Paradise Amidst Destruction

“Your country is waste, your cities burnt with fire,” the prophet Isaiah rails in the opening chapter of his scroll (1:7a). Judah and Jerusalem are riddled with injustice, hypocrisy, murder, thievery, rebellion, and every sort of corruption.… Read the rest

The Parable of the Ten Gold Coins

“The Parable of the Ten Gold Coins”
A reflection on Luke 19:11-28
Wednesday of the Thirty-Third Week in Ordinary Time
©️2022 by Gloria M. Chang

Caritas is Latin for charity.

While people were listening to Jesus speak, he proceeded to tell a parable because he was near Jerusalem and they thought that the kingdom of God would appear there immediately. So

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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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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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Mount Zion, Gate of Paradise

Rembrandt, Moses Smashing the Tables of the Law, 1659

4th Week in Ordinary Time, Thursday (Year I)

Hebrews 12:18-24; Mark 6:7-13

You have not approached that which could be touched and a blazing fire and gloomy darkness and storm and a trumpet blast and a voice speaking words such that those who heard begged that no message be further addressed to them, for they could not bear to hear the command: “If even an animal touches the mountain, it shall be stoned.”

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