Jesus Christ, a Living Sermon

23rd Week in Ordinary Time, Wednesday (Year II)

Luke 6:20-26

The life of Jesus is the epitome of his “Sermon on the Mount” or “Sermon on the Plain,” as it is called in Luke. The living sermon who is Jesus himself continues in his disciples, the Body of Christ.… Read the rest

What is Equality? (Part 2)

“Are the Father, Son and Holy Spirit “equal”? (Part 2)”
©️2020 by Gloria M. Chang

What is Equality?

Equality requires an external standard measure. For example, X is equal to Y in length, taking either X or Y as the standard.… Read the rest

A Theophany of Communion

Icon of the Transfiguration by Alexander Ainetdinov. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.

Feast of the Transfiguration (Year A)

Matthew 17:1-9

Jesus took Peter, James, and his brother, John, and led them up a high mountain by themselves.

The Transfiguration on Mount Tabor, the last of the biblical theophanies, unfolded the deepest secret of divinity hidden from Moses on Mount Sinai and Elijah on Mount Horeb. … Read the rest

Beyond the Deuce

16th Week in Ordinary Time, Tuesday (Year II)

Matthew 12:46-50

While Jesus was speaking to the crowds, his mother and his brothers appeared outside, wishing to speak with him. Someone told him, “Your mother and your brothers are standing outside, asking to speak with you.” Read the rest

Kingdom of the Little Ones

Fra Angelico, Coronazione delle Vergine (1435)

Deuteronomy 7:6-11, 1 John 4:7-16, Matthew 11:25-30

Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

“God is Love.”

Like an owl squinting in sunlight, the eyes of humankind open gradually to the truth of who we are as a people and who God is.… 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

Becoming a Person

Icon of Jesus and Pontius Pilate

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

I Kings 21:1-16, Matthew 5:38-42

Humans are the oddest creatures on the planet. The account of Naboth’s stoning is odd from beginning to end.  

King Ahab tried to strike a deal with his neighbor Naboth to acquire his vineyard, which was next to his palace.… Read the rest

In the Image of the Trinity

Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

With the revelation of the Trinity, the totality of reality is bathed in a new light. Every domain of human life is transformed. What does a tri-personal universe look like?

Let us listen to St.… Read the rest

The Disciple Whom Jesus Loves

7th Week of Easter, Saturday

John 21:20-25

A renewed Peter, now confident of being in the Lord’s good graces, swiftly turns his attention to his fellow disciple John and asks, “Lord, what about him?”

Why does Peter suddenly take an interest in John’s particular destiny?… Read the rest

God’s Beloved Sheep

Tuesday of the Fourth Week of Easter

John 10:22-30

Jesus assures us in today’s Gospel reading that no one can take his sheep out of his hand. He knows each of his sheep by name and their unique identity. 

“My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one can take them out of the Father’s hand.”… Read the rest