The Promised Lamb

“The Promised Lamb”
A reflection on Mark 8:27-33 
Thursday of the Sixth Week in Ordinary Time
©2022 by Gloria M. Chang

Now Jesus and his disciples set out for the villages of Caesarea Philippi. Along the way he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that I am?” They

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Christ the Lord is Born Today

“Christ the Lord is born today”
Luke 2:8-14 “in a snailshell”
©️2021 by Gloria M. Chang

Now there were shepherds in that region living in the fields and keeping the night watch over their flock. The angel of the Lord appeared to them and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were struck with great fear.

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Isaiah 61, Day 1

“Isaiah 61, Day 1” (2 panels)
Isaiah 61:1
©️2020 by Gloria M. Chang

The spirit of the Lord God is upon me,
because the Lord has anointed me;
He has sent me to bring good news to the afflicted,
to bind up the brokenhearted,
To proclaim liberty to the captives,
release to the prisoners,

To announce a year of favor from the Lord
and a day of vindication by our God.

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One Mightier Than I

St. John the Baptist by Meister von Gracanica.
Serbo-Byzantine fresco from Gračanica Monastery, Kosovo, c. 1235.

A Reflection on the Gospel for the Third Sunday of Advent

The crowds asked John the Baptist, “What then should we do?” He said to them in reply, “Whoever has two tunics should share with the person who has none.

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Isaiah 35, Day 1

 “Isaiah 35, Day 1”
Isaiah 35:1
©️2020 by Gloria M. Chang

The wilderness and the parched land will exult;
the Arabah will rejoice and bloom.

Isaiah 35:1

East of Eden, the whole earth is parched and barren, thirsting for the vivifying stream of the Spirit of God.… Read the rest

The Root of Jesse, Day 4

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

The blossom from the stump of Jesse will see with the eye of God:

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.

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Signs of the Times

“Signs of the Times”
A reflection on Luke 12:54-56
Friday of the Twenty-Ninth Week in Ordinary Time
©️2021 by Gloria M. Chang

He also said to the crowds, “When you see a cloud rising in the west you say immediately that it is going to rain—and so it does; and when you notice that the wind is blowing from the south you say that it is going to be hot—and so it is.

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