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The Obedience of Faith

Posted by debbie fields on 12/19/19


For Sunday, December 22nd, 20194th Sunday of Advent

Isaiah 7:10-14Romans 1:1-7Matthew 1:18-24

The Gospels do not relate a single word of Joseph, the husband of Mary. He is a silent, loving figure standing in the shadows during the season of Advent, coming into view only in the ... Read More »

A Time for Longing

Posted by debbie fields on 12/10/19


For Sunday, December 15, 20193rd Sunday of Advent

Isaiah 35:1-6a, 10James 5:7-10Matthew 11:2-11

Advent is a time of longing. It is a time to recognize that in all our hopes and dreams we are reaching out for the “one who is to come.” To use the words ... Read More »

The View From Heaven

Posted by debbie fields on 12/04/19


For Sunday, December 8, 20192nd Sunday of Advent

Isaiah 11:1-10Romans 15:4-9Matthew 3:1-12

“God is mystery. This mystery is clearly revealed in paradox and balance. A paradox is an apparent contradiction that speaks of a deeper truth. Some paradoxes: 1.) We often find companionship, communion, and community in ... Read More »

Honoring Our Anointing

Posted by debbie fields on 11/19/19


For Sunday, November 24, 2019The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

2 Samuel 5:1-3Colossians 1:12-20Luke 23:35-43

There is a scene in the first season of the award-winning Netflix series, “The Crown”, when a young Elizabeth is role-playing a coronation ceremony with her father, ... Read More »

Hope in the Blessings of Tomorrow

Posted by debbie fields on 11/13/19


For Sunday, November 17, 201933rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Malachi 3:19-20a2 Thessalonians 3:7-12Luke 21:5-19

We are experiencing a time of upheaval and change. This is true in both our secular and Church worlds. Structures and systems are changing rapidly. The way we conduct our political, societal, and ... Read More »

Promise of the Resurrection

Posted by debbie fields on 11/07/19

For Sunday, November 10, 2019

32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

2 Maccabees 7:1-2, 9-142 Thessalonians 2:16— 3:5Luke 20:27-38 or 27, 34-38

There is a fascination in our culture with what happens when we die. Books and films like “Heaven Is for Real” and “90 Minutes in Heaven” captured ... Read More »

Walk Tall in the Light of Christ

Posted by debbie fields on 10/30/19

For Sunday, November 3, 2019

31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

Wisdom 11:22—12:22 Thessalonians 1:11—2:2Luke 19:1-10

Few things hold us back more than our excuses.

We have excuses for not praying, for not attending Mass, and for not following the Church’s teachings. We have excuses for not giving something ... Read More »

The Power of Persistent Prayer

Posted by debbie fields on 10/16/19


For Sunday, October 20, 201929th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Exodus 17:8-132 Timothy 3:14—4:2Luke 18:1-8

Recently, my husband and I worked on getting a quote for rain gutters on our new home. Where we live, most homes just go without. However, after only a few short months of ... Read More »

To Whom Do You Belong?

Posted by debbie fields on 10/13/19


For Sunday, October 13, 2019 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

2 Kings 5:14-17 2 Timothy 2:8-13 Luke 17:11-19

At the conclusion of the 1961 romantic comedy, “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”, the exchange between the two characters played by Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard proposes an interesting question: Do ... Read More »

Big Things in Small Packages

Posted by debbie fields on 10/02/19

For Sunday, October 6, 2019

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Habakkuk 1:2-3; 2:2-42 Timothy 1:6-8, 13-14Luke 17:5-10

“Destruction and violence are before me; there is strife, and clamorous discord.” These words, uttered by the prophet Habakkuk, are as relevant today as they were the day they were first ... Read More »