True Blessedness

“True Blessedness”
Luke 11:27-28 “in a snailshell”
Saturday of the Twenty-Seventh Week in Ordinary Time
©️2021 by Gloria M. Chang

“Bles-sed” is pronounced in two syllables in this couplet.


While he was speaking, a woman from the crowd called out and said to him, “Blessed is the womb that carried you and the breasts at which you nursed.”

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Beyond Consanguinity

“Beyond Consanguinity”
A reflection on Luke 14:25-33
Wednesday of the Thirty-First Week in Ordinary Time
©️2021 by Gloria M. Chang

Great crowds were traveling with him, and he turned and addressed them, “If any one comes to me without hating his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple.

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The Parable of the Sower Explained

“The Parable of the Sower Explained”
Matthew 13:18-23 in a tercet
Friday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time
©️2021 by Gloria M. Chang

“Hear then the parable of the sower. The seed sown on the path is the one who hears the word of the kingdom without understanding it, and the evil one comes and steals away what was sown in his heart.

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On Eagles’ Wings

Russian icon of the Crucifixion by Dionysius, ca. 1500, Tretiakov Gallery, Moscow

Wednesday of the Second Week of Advent

Isaiah 40:25-31; Matthew 11:28-30

In a world of constant change and becoming, faith in an immutably good, true, beautiful and eternal God of Love is an anchor in the midst of crashing waves.… Read the rest