Mercy is Universal

“Mercy is Universal”
A reflection on Luke 10:25-37
Monday of the Twenty-Seventh Week in Ordinary Time
©️2022 by Gloria M. Chang

The Parable of the Good Samaritan

There was a scholar of the law who stood up to test him and said, “Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?”

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The Heart of the Sabbath

“The Heart of the Sabbath”
A reflection on Luke 6:1-5  and Matthew 9:36
Saturday of the Twenty-Second Week in Ordinary Time
©️2021 by Gloria M. Chang

While he was going through a field of grain on a sabbath, his disciples were picking the heads of grain, rubbing them in their hands, and eating them.

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Seventy-Seven Times Forgive

“Seventy-Seven Times Forgive”
Matthew 18:21-35 “in a snailshell”
Thursday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time
©️2021 by Gloria M. Chang

Then Peter approaching asked him, “Lord, if my brother sins against me, how often must I forgive him? As many as seven times?”

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Invincible Love

Christ Before Pilate, Duccio, 1308-1311

Good Friday

John 18-19

There is no greater proof that Jesus is the Son of God than his love for his enemies. In the Garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus was arrested, Peter’s swift reaction in cutting off the right ear of the high priest’s slave captured the all-too-human impulse toward retaliation.… Read the rest

The Parable of the Lost Sons

“The Parable of the Lost Sons”
A reflection on Luke 15:11-32
Fourth Sunday of Lent (Year C)
©️2022 by Gloria M. Chang

Tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to listen to Jesus, but the Pharisees and scribes began to complain, saying, “This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.”

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Set Free on the Sabbath

“Set Free on the Sabbath”
Luke 13:10-17 “in a snailshell”
Monday of the Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time
©️2021 by Gloria M. Chang

He was teaching in a synagogue on the sabbath. And a woman was there who for eighteen years had been crippled by a spirit; she was bent over, completely incapable of standing erect.

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Untouched by Evil

Fra Angelico, Detail of the Crucifixion (ca.1437-46)

Saturday After Epiphany

1 John 5:14-21

…yet I live, no longer I, but Christ lives in me.

Galatians 2:20

We know that no one begotten by God sins; but the one begotten by God he protects, and the evil one cannot touch him.

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