Browsing the August 2020 archive of Blog

The Good News of Discipleship

Posted by debbie fields on 8/26/20

  For Sunday, August 30, 2020 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

 Jeremiah 20:7-9Romans 12:1-2Matthew 16:21-27

“Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer greatly from the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed and on the third day be raised.” —Matthew 16:21

Recently, I had the opportunity to take part in a program with ordained and lay minsters representing a number of Christian traditions and nationalities. Although we spent a lot of time working as a large group, at times we were divided into smaller groups for guided ... Read More »

Who Do We Say That Jesus Is?

Posted by debbie fields on 8/19/20

  For Sunday, August 23, 2020 21th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 Isaiah 22:19-23Romans 11:33-36Matthew 16:13-20

As election day draws near, the media will treat us to a steady diet of daily polls. The latest Rasmussen poll, Gallup poll, ABC News poll, or Zogby poll will be leading the evening ... Read More »

Sincerity in Prayer, Humility jin Faith

Posted by debbie fields on 8/12/20

  For Sunday, August 16, 2020 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 Isaiah 56:1, 6-7Romans 11:13-15, 29-32Matthew 15:21-28

This Sunday we see a woman whose plight has been ongoing, and she seems to be at her wit’s end with no answers on the horizon. She clearly loves her sick daughter, ... Read More »