I AM. Fear not!

Amédée Varin (1818-1883), Le Christ marchant sur la mer

Saturday of the Second Week of Easter

John 6:16-21

Darkness, turbulent waters, and a mighty wind threatened to capsize the disciples into the whirling vortex of chaos. The image recalls the antediluvian waters at the dawn of creation.… Read the rest

The Root of Jesse, Day 7

“The Root of Jesse, Day 7”
Isaiah 11:7
©️2020 by Gloria M. Chang

The cow and the bear shall graze,
together their young shall lie down;
the lion shall eat hay like the ox.

Isaiah 11:7

For Isaiah’s Hebrew audience, the image of a cow and a bear feeding together signified a new harmony transcending the division of “clean” and “unclean.”… Read the rest

Mount Zion, Gate of Paradise

Rembrandt, Moses Smashing the Tables of the Law, 1659

4th Week in Ordinary Time, Thursday (Year I)

Hebrews 12:18-24; Mark 6:7-13

You have not approached that which could be touched and a blazing fire and gloomy darkness and storm and a trumpet blast and a voice speaking words such that those who heard begged that no message be further addressed to them, for they could not bear to hear the command: “If even an animal touches the mountain, it shall be stoned.”

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