Browsing the July 2022 archive of Blog

Encountering Jesus

Posted by debbie fields on 7/28/22

For Sunday, July 31, 2022 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 Ecclesiastes 1:2; 2:21-23Colossians 3:1-5, 9-11Luke 12:13-21

At dinner the other night, I recounted the experience of my visit to a poor parish community in Venezuela in 2006. On this one day, the hosts knew that the American visitors were ... Read More »

Abraham Drew Nearer

Posted by debbie fields on 7/20/22

  For Sunday, July 24, 2022 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 Genesis 18:20-32Colossians 2:12-14Luke 11:1-13

I’m from the Midwest. My parents and grandparents were all born, raised, and lived their lives in the Midwest. There is a pathological politeness that has worked its way into our genetic code and ... Read More »

Distracted Visits with Jesus

Posted by debbie fields on 7/15/22

  For Sunday, July 17, 2022 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 Genesis 18:1-10aColossians 1:24-28Luke 10:38-42

Martha, busy serving and fretting, loses sight of just who this special guest is that has come to her home to dine. There is a subtle connection between this week’s Gospel story and the Eucharist. We ... Read More »

Who Is My Neighbor?

Posted by debbie fields on 7/08/22

  For Sunday, July 10, 2022 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 Deuteronomy 30:10-14Colossians 1:15-20Luke 10:25-37

“Brother Sun, Sister Moon I seldom see you seldom hear your tune. Preoccupied with selfish misery. Brother Wind and Sister Air open my eyes to visions pure and fair. That I may see the ... Read More »