Christ, the Universal Man

“Christ, the Universal Man”
A reflection on Matthew 25:31-46
Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe
©️2023 Gloria M. Chang

Jesus said to his disciples: “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit upon his glorious throne, and all the nations will be assembled before him.

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Lent, Day 34

“Lent, Day 34”
Communion Antiphon from John 11:52
Saturday of the Fifth Week of Lent
©️2021 by Gloria M. Chang

“And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.”

John 12:32 (ESV)

Christ was handed over,
to gather into one the scattered children of God.

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Lent, Day 12

“Lent, Day 12”
Matthew 23:10
Liturgy of the Hours, Canticle of Zechariah
Tuesday of the Second Week of Lent
©️2021 by Gloria M. Chang

For I have not spoken on my own authority; the Father who sent me has himself given me commandment what to say and what to speak.

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The Narrow Door

“The Narrow Door”
Luke 13:22-30 “in a snailshell”
Wednesday of the Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time
©️2021 by Gloria M. Chang

He passed through towns and villages, teaching as he went and making his way to Jerusalem. Someone asked him, “Lord, will only a few people be saved?”

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Sent from the Father

“Sent from the Father”
John 12:44 (abridged)
Wednesday of the Fourth Week of Easter
©️2021 by Gloria M. Chang

Whoever receives you receives me,
and whoever receives me receives the one who sent me.

Matthew 10:40

Whoever believes in me
believes in the one who sent me.

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A Toast to the Roast!

St. Lawrence the Deacon, from a medieval Book of Hours probably written for the De Grey family of Ruthin, c.1390.

Feast of Saint Lawrence, Deacon and Martyr

2 Corinthians 9:6-10; John 12:24-26

Brothers and sisters: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.Read the rest

Whoever Sees Me

Christ Pantocrator, Mosaic from Hagia Sophia

Wednesday of the Fourth Week of Easter

John 12:44-50

Since the time humankind began philosophizing, we have wondered about the nature of ultimate reality. What is it? Earth, air, fire, water? Atoms? Matter? Mind? Spirit?… Read the rest