Browsing the 2018 archive of Blog

Mirror the Love of the Holy Family

Posted by debbie fields on 12/27/18


For Sunday, December 30th, 2018  Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph  

Sirach 3:2-6, 12-14 Colossians 3:12-21 Luke 2:41-52

Our clan of four kids brings an immense diversity. Each little personality is so unrepeatable and unique. I never cease to be amazed that even though ... Read More »

The Transforming Power of Peace

Posted by debbie fields on 12/19/18

For Sunday, December 23rd, 2018 

4th Sunday of Advent  

Micah 5:1-4a Hebrews 10:5-10 Luke 1:39-45

What’s your favorite Christmas song? Perhaps it’s one that echoes the words of the angels in Bethlehem. “Peace on earth and goodwill towards men!” “Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin ... Read More »

The Gift of Advent

Posted by debbie fields on 12/14/18

For Sunday, December 16th, 2018 

3rd Sunday of Advent  

Zephaniah 3:14-18a Philippians 4:4-7 Luke 3:10-18

The last couple of weeks have presented us with an opportunity to stop, listen, reflect, and focus. Today, we are called to rejoice! “Cry out with joy and gladness: for among you is the ... Read More »

Advent: A Season of Discernment

Posted by debbie fields on 12/05/18

For Sunday, December 9th, 2018 

2nd Sunday of Advent  

Baruch 5:1-9 Philippians 1:4-6, 8-11 Luke 3:1-6


We live in an age of hashtags, sound bites, and blogs and in a world of competing viewpoints and clamoring voices. It can sometimes be difficult to discern what is really worthy ... Read More »

What Matters Most

Posted by debbie fields on 11/28/18


For Sunday, December 2nd, 2018  1st Sunday of Advent  

Jeremiah 33:14-16 1 Thessalonians 3:12—4:2 Luke 21:25-28, 34-36


We live in a society suffering under an epidemic of stress. Juggling all the expectations of home, family, and work has put us under constant strain. The technology that was ... Read More »

Remain Vigilant for the Coming of Christ

Posted by debbie fields on 11/14/18


For Sunday, November 18th, 2018  33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time  


Daniel 12:1-3 Hebrews 10:11-14, 18 Mark 13:24-32


Last month, my son was studying arachnids and found himself the proud pet keeper of a spiny orb weaver spider he named Thorny. The spider even had a small ... Read More »

Something to Give, Everything to Trust

Posted by debbie fields on 11/07/18


For Sunday, November 11th, 2018  32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time  


1 Kings 17:10-16 Hebrews 9:24-28 Mark 12:38-44


Have you checked the news? What else has arrived in your inbox this morning or late last night? The networks will be abuzz with election results and forecasts they ... Read More »

We are Companions on the Journey

Posted by debbie fields on 10/31/18


For Sunday, November 4th, 2018  31st Sunday in Ordinary Time  


Deuteronomy 6:2-6 Hebrews 7:23-28 Mark 12:28b-34


“Hear, O Israel! The Lord is our God, the Lord alone! Therefore, you shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with ... Read More »

Bounded by Our Spiritual Blindness

Posted by debbie fields on 10/24/18

  For Sunday, October 28th, 2018

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time  


Jeremiah 31:7-9 Hebrews 5:1-6 Mark 10:46-52


When I moved to Los Angeles from southern Indiana, one of the realities I had to adjust to was the large number of homeless people found in nearly every part ... Read More »

Saving the World Through the Powerless

Posted by debbie fields on 10/17/18

For Sunday, October 21st, 2018 

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time  

Isaiah 53:10-11 Hebrews 4:14-16 Mark 10:35-45

Jesus embraced a path of powerlessness.

Although he could heal any illness, drive out any demon, and command the powers of nature, he chose to be crushed in infirmity (Is 53:10). Although he ... Read More »