Isaiah 61, Day 6

“Isaiah 61, Day 6”
Isaiah 61:11a
©️2020 by Gloria M. Chang

As the earth brings forth its shoots,
and a garden makes its seeds spring up…

Isaiah 61:11a

The first line of this verse echoes Genesis 1:12: 

And the earth brought forth grass, the herb that yields seed according to its kind, and the tree that yields fruit, whose seed is in itself according to its kind.

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Isaiah 61, Day 4

“Isaiah 61, Day 4”
Isaiah 61:10b
©️2020 by Gloria M. Chang

For he has clothed me with garments of salvation,
and wrapped me in a robe of justice…

Isaiah 61:10b

In paradise restored, the bride, the wife of the Lamb (Revelation 21:9), stands before the tree of life clothed once again in a robe of glory.… Read the rest

The Root of Jesse, Day 5

“The Root of Jesse, Day 5”
Isaiah 11:6a
©️2020 by Gloria M. Chang

Then the wolf shall be a guest of the lamb,
and the leopard shall lie down with the young goat.

Isaiah 11:6a

Isaiah’s vision of universal peace and harmony even among the beasts points to a kingship not of this world. The… Read the rest

The Mountain of the Lord, Day 1

“The Mountain of the Lord, Day 1”
Isaiah 2:2a
©️2020 by Gloria M. Chang

“Your country is waste, your cities burnt with fire,” the prophet Isaiah rails in the opening chapter of his scroll (1:7a). Judah and Jerusalem are riddled with injustice, hypocrisy, murder, thievery, rebellion, and every sort of corruption.… Read the rest

Created for Paradise

Icon of Lazarus, Jesus, Mary and Martha

27th Week in Ordinary Time, Tuesday (Year II)

Luke 10:38-42

Jesus entered a village where a woman whose name was Martha welcomed him. She had a sister named Mary who sat beside the Lord at his feet listening to him speak. Read the rest