From Abel to Zechariah

“From Abel to Zechariah”
Luke 11:47-54 “in a snailshell”
Thursday of the Twenty-Eighth Week in Ordinary Time
©️2021 by Gloria M. Chang

Woe to you! You build the memorials of the prophets whom your ancestors killed. Consequently, you bear witness and give consent to the deeds of your ancestors, for they killed them and you do the building. Therefore,

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A Cup of Herbal Tea

“A Cup of Herbal Tea”
Luke 11:42 (and Matthew 23:23) “in a snailshell”
Wednesday of the Twenty-Eighth Week in Ordinary Time
©️2021 by Gloria M. Chang

“Woe to you Pharisees! You pay tithes of mint and of rue and of every garden herb, but you pay no attention to judgment and to love for God.

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Hey, Wazzup?

“Hey, Wazzup?” (2 panels)
Luke 11:37-41 “in a snailshell”

Tuesday of the Twenty-Eighth Week in Ordinary Time
©️2021 by Gloria M. Chang

After he had spoken, a Pharisee invited him to dine at his home. He entered and reclined at table to eat.

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Condemned by Ninevites and the Queen of the South

“Condemned by Ninevites and the Queen of the South”
Luke 11:29-32 (and Matthew 12:38-42) “in a snailshell”
Monday of the Twenty-Eighth Week in Ordinary Time
©️2021 by Gloria M. Chang

While still more people gathered in the crowd, he said to them, “This generation is an evil generation; it seeks a sign, but no sign will be given it, except the sign of Jonah.

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True Blessedness

“True Blessedness”
Luke 11:27-28 “in a snailshell”
Saturday of the Twenty-Seventh Week in Ordinary Time
©️2021 by Gloria M. Chang

“Bles-sed” is pronounced in two syllables in this couplet.


While he was speaking, a woman from the crowd called out and said to him, “Blessed is the womb that carried you and the breasts at which you nursed.”

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The Parable of the Midnight Guest

“The Parable of the Midnight Guest”
A reflection on Luke 11:5-13
Thursday of the Twenty-Seventh Week in Ordinary Time
©️2022 by Gloria M. Chang

The Parable of the Midnight Guest

And he said to them, “Suppose one of you has a friend to whom he goes at midnight and says, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves of bread, for a friend of mine has arrived at my house from a journey and I have nothing to offer him,’ and he says in reply from within, ‘Do not bother me; the door has already been locked and my children and I are already in bed.

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Praying With the Son

“Praying With the Son”
A reflection on Luke 11:1-4 and Romans 8:14-17
Wednesday of the Twenty-Seventh Week in Ordinary Time
©️2021 by Gloria M. Chang

He was praying in a certain place, and when he had finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray just as John taught his disciples.”

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Loaves of the Trinity

“Loaves of the Trinity”
A reflection on Luke 11:5-8
Sunday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time (Year C)
©️2022 by Gloria M. Chang

And he said to them, “Suppose one of you has a friend to whom he goes at midnight and says, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves of bread, for a friend of mine has arrived at my house from a journey and I have nothing to offer him,’ and he says in reply from within, ‘Do not bother me; the door has already been locked and my children and I are already in bed.

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Cups and Almsgiving

Icon of the Eucharist

28th Week in Ordinary Time, Tuesday (Year II)

Psalm 119:41-48; Luke 11:37-41

After Jesus had spoken, a Pharisee invited him to dine at his home. He entered and reclined at table to eat. The Pharisee was amazed to see that he did not observe the prescribed washing before the meal.Read the rest