The Root of Jesse, Day 4

“The Root of Jesse, Day 4”
Isaiah 11:5
©️2020 by Gloria M. Chang

Not by appearance shall he judge,
nor by hearsay shall he decide, 

But he shall judge the poor with justice,
and decide fairly for the land’s afflicted.

He shall strike the ruthless with the rod of his mouth,
and with the breath of his lips he shall slay the wicked.

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Saint Andrew, Apostle

“The Call of the First Disciples”
Feast of Saint Andrew, Apostle
Matthew 4:18-22 “in a snailshell”
©️2021 by Gloria M. Chang

As he was walking by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon who is called Peter, and his brother Andrew, casting a net into the sea; they were fishermen. 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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Holy Women Who Followed Jesus

“Holy Women Who Followed Jesus”
A reflection on Luke 8:1-3, Matthew 11:16-19, Luke 7:31-35
Friday of the Twenty-Fourth Week in Ordinary Time
©️2021 by Gloria M. Chang

Holy Women

Afterward he journeyed from one town and village to another, preaching and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom of God.

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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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The Infant in My Womb Leaped for Joy

“The Infant in My Womb Leaped for Joy”
A reflection on Wisdom 18:15, Luke 1:39-45, John 3:29
Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
©️2022 by Gloria M. Chang

…your all-powerful word leapt from heaven, from the royal throne, into the midst of the land that was doomed…

Wisdom 18:15 (New Revised Standard Version, Anglicised)

During those days Mary set out and traveled to the hill country in haste to a town of Judah, where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. When

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Lamps in the Light

Fourth Week of Lent, Thursday

Exodus 32:7-14; John 5:31-47 

He was a burning and shining lamp, and for a while you were content to rejoice in his light. But I have testimony greater than John’s. The works that the Father gave me to accomplish, these works that I perform testify on my behalf that the Father has sent me… For if you had believed Moses, you would have believed me, because he wrote about me.

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