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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On Eagles’ Wings

Russian icon of the Crucifixion by Dionysius, ca. 1500, Tretiakov Gallery, Moscow

Wednesday of the Second Week of Advent

Isaiah 40:25-31; Matthew 11:28-30

In a world of constant change and becoming, faith in an immutably good, true, beautiful and eternal God of Love is an anchor in the midst of crashing waves.… Read the rest

Lessons from an Axe

Assyrian Relief Attack on Enemy Town from Kalhu (Nimrud) Central Palace during the reign of Tiglath-Pileser III (British Museum). Licensed by Allan Gluck under CC-BY-4.0

15th Week in Ordinary Time, Wednesday (Year II)

Isaiah 10:5-7, 13b-16; Matthew 11:25-27

Thus says the LORD: Woe to Assyria!Read the rest

Mystery of Conversion

Prophet Isaiah, Russian icon from the first quarter of the 18th century (Public Domain)

15th Week in Ordinary Time, Tuesday (Year II)

Isaiah 7:1-9; Matthew 11:20-24

When word came to the house of David that Aram was encamped in Ephraim, the heart of the king and the heart of the people trembled, as the trees of the forest tremble in the wind (Isaiah 7:2).… 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