Questions About the Kingdom of God

“Questions About the Kingdom of God”
A reflection on Luke 17:20-21
Thursday of the Thirty-Second Week in Ordinary Time
©️2022 by Gloria M. Chang

Asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, he said in reply, “The coming of the kingdom of God cannot be observed, and no one will announce, ‘Look, here it is,’ or, ‘There it is.’ For

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Resurrection in the World to Come

“Resurrection in the World to Come”
Luke 20:34-36 “in a snailshell”
Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C)
©️2022 by Gloria M. Chang

Some Sadducees, those who deny that there is a resurrection, came forward and put this question to him, saying, “Teacher, Moses wrote for us, ‘If someone’s brother dies leaving a wife but no child, his brother must take the wife and raise up descendants for his brother.’ Now

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The Parable of the Lost Sheep

“The Parable of the Lost Sheep”
Luke 15:1-7 “in a snailshell”
Thursday of the Thirty-First Week in Ordinary Time
©️2021 by Gloria M. Chang

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

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The Love of a Mother Hen

“The Love of a Mother Hen”
Luke 13:34 (and Matthew 23:37) “in a snailshell”
Thursday of the Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time
©️2022 by Gloria M. Chang

Yerushalaim is the transliteration of Jerusalem. Click phonetics for the pronunciation of Yerushalaim.

Some Pharisees came to Jesus and said, “Go away, leave this area because Herod wants to kill you.” He

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A Cup of Herbal Tea

“A Cup of Herbal Tea”
Luke 11:42 (and Matthew 23:23) “in a snailshell”
Wednesday of the Twenty-Eighth Week in Ordinary Time
©️2021 by Gloria M. Chang

“Woe to you Pharisees! You pay tithes of mint and of rue and of every garden herb, but you pay no attention to judgment and to love for God.

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Hey, Wazzup?

“Hey, Wazzup?” (2 panels)
Luke 11:37-41 “in a snailshell”

Tuesday of the Twenty-Eighth Week in Ordinary Time
©️2021 by Gloria M. Chang

After he had spoken, a Pharisee invited him to dine at his home. He entered and reclined at table to eat.

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Blind Guides

“Blind Guides” (2 panels)
Luke 6:39-40 and Matthew 15:14 “in a snailshell”

Friday of the Twenty-Third Week in Ordinary Time
©️2021 by Gloria M. Chang

And he told them a parable, “Can a blind person guide a blind person? Will not both fall into a pit?
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Christ Unlocks the Kingdom

“Christ Unlocks the Kingdom”
Matthew 23:13-22 in a couplet 
Monday of the Twenty-First Week in Ordinary Time
©️2021 by Gloria M. Chang

“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites. You lock the kingdom of heaven before human beings. You do not enter yourselves, nor do you allow entrance to those trying to enter. 

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The Lion-Hearted Lamb

“The Lion-Hearted Lamb”
Matthew 12:14-21 “in a snailshell”
Saturday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time
©️2021 by Gloria M. Chang

But the Pharisees went out and took counsel against him to put him to death. 

When Jesus realized this, he withdrew from that place.

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