Woe to the Tempter

“Woe to the Tempter”
Luke 17:1 “in a snailshell”
Monday of the Thirty-Second Week in Ordinary Time
©️2022 by Gloria M. Chang

Jesus said to his disciples, “Things that cause sin will inevitably occur, but woe to the person through whom they occur. ItRead the rest

God or Mammon

“God or Mammon”
A reflection on Luke 16:13-15
Saturday of the Thirty-First Week in Ordinary Time
©️2022 by Gloria M. Chang
New design from 2021

I tell you, make friends for yourselves with dishonest wealth, so that when it fails, you will be welcomed into eternal dwellings.

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Our Eternal Inheritance

Parable of the Rich Fool

Ephesians 2:1-10; Luke 12:13-21

Someone in the crowd said to Jesus, “Teacher, tell my brother to share the inheritance with me.” He replied to him, “Friend, who appointed me as your judge and arbitrator?”

Jesus refused to get roped into a property dispute between brothers.… Read the rest

The Single Eye

Parable of the Ten Virgins

21st Week in Ordinary Time, Friday (Year II)

Matthew 25:1-13 

“The kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom” (Matthew 25:1).

The kingdom of heaven is Adam divinized—fingertip to fingertip, head to toe—all in Christ and Christ in all. … Read the rest

Hope in the Resurrection

Ascent of Elijah (Northern Russian icon, ca. 1290)

11th Week in Ordinary Time, Wednesday

Sirach 48:1-14, Matthew 6:7-15

According to statistics, the mortality rate is 100%. Four exceptions to this rule are recorded in salvation history:

Seven generations after Adam, Scripture records that “Enoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took him” (Genesis 5:24). … Read the rest

Secret Friendship

“Lockdown”
©️2020 by Gloria M. Chang

11th Week in Ordinary Time, Wednesday (Year II)

2 Kings 2:1-14, Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18

“But when you give alms, do not let your left hand know what your right is doing, so that your almsgiving may be secret.Read the rest