Browsing the July 2020 archive of Blog

Filling Your Heavenly Closet

Posted by debbie fields on 7/29/20

  For Sunday, August 2, 2020 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 Isaiah 55:1-3Romans 8:35, 37-39Matthew 14:13-21

Is your storehouse in heaven well stocked? Do graces come tumbling out like your belongings when you open the closet door? How will you avoid being the fool who spends more time accumulating ... Read More »

What Really Matters?

Posted by debbie fields on 7/23/20

  For Sunday, July 26, 2020 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 1 Kings 3:5, 7-12Romans 8:28-30Matthew 13:44-52 OR 13:44-46

Our current journey through this pandemic forces each of us to stop and consider what is really important. Our lives have been turned upside down and we have been asked ... Read More »

Called to Extend Mercy

Posted by debbie fields on 7/15/20

  For Sunday, July 19, 2020 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Wisdom 12:13, 16-19Romans 8:26-27Matthew 13:24-43 OR 13:24-30

The parable of the “Wheat and the Weeds,” which only appears in the Gospel of Matthew, can be troubling. In essence, Jesus tells the story of a farmer whose crop of wheat ... Read More »

Seeds of Transformation

Posted by debbie fields on 7/08/20

  For Sunday, July 12, 2020 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 Isaiah 55:10-11Romans 8:18-23Matthew 13:1-23 OR 13:1-9

Words can be cheap. We can’t always tell whether people mean what they say until we see them do something about it. There are some people whose word we can trust, but ... Read More »

Weighted Down

Posted by debbie fields on 7/02/20

For Sunday, July 5, 2020 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 Zechariah 9:9-10Romans 8:9, 11-13Matthew 11:25-30

There’s a Christian drama called Baggage. In the course of this monologue, the main character carries more and more (empty) luggage, slings, and backpacks, explaining how, through this and that scene, he collects baggage. You ... Read More »