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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Isaiah 45, Day 1

“Isaiah 45, Day 1”
Isaiah 45:8a
©️2020 by Gloria M. Chang

Let justice descend, you heavens, like dew from above,
like gentle rain let the clouds drop it down.

Isaiah 45:8a

One of the most beautiful Advent hymns of the Catholic Church, “Rorate caeli” (Drop down, ye heavens), comes from Isaiah 45:8 in the Latin Vulgate:

Latin:

Rorate caeli desuper et nubes pluant justum aperiatur terra et germinet salvatorem et justitia oriatur simul ego Dominus creavi eum.

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The Root of Jesse, Day 8

“The Root of Jesse, Day 8”
Isaiah 11:8
©️2020 by Gloria M. Chang

The baby shall play by the viper’s den,
and the child lay his hand on the adder’s lair.

Isaiah 11:8

The cunning of the serpent, the primordial tempter, will be rendered innocuous by the infant Messiah born of a young woman (Isaiah 7:14).… Read the rest

The Root of Jesse, Day 6

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

The calf and the young lion shall browse together,
with a little child to guide them.

Isaiah 11:6b

The little child recalls pristine adam (humankind) in the garden of Eden, the priest-king entrusted with “dominion over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, and all the living things that crawl on the earth” (Genesis 1:28).… 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