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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 »

Who Am I, Lord?

Posted by debbie fields on 10/10/18


For Sunday, October 14th, 2018  28th Sunday in Ordinary Time  

Wisdom 7:7-11 Hebrews 4:12-13 Mark 10:17-30

In a poignant 1991 movie scene from “City Slickers,” Curly (a rugged cowboy played by Jack Palance) is having a deep conversation with Mitch (a middle-aged businessman played by Billy Crystal) about ... Read More »

New Hands for the Harvest

Posted by debbie fields on 9/26/18

For Sunday, September 30th, 2018 

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time  


Numbers 11:25-29 James 5:1-6 Mark 9:38-43, 45, 47-48


The recent weeks have been a time of shock and betrayal in the Catholic Church. Reposts, allegations, and responses have caused their fair share of whiplash among the faithful. Who ... Read More »

Jealousy & Selfish Ambition: Roots of Evil

Posted by debbie fields on 9/19/18


For Sunday, September 23rd, 2018  25th Sunday in Ordinary Time  

Wisdom 2:12, 17-20 James 3:16—4:3 Mark 9:30-37


“Where do the wars and where do the conflicts among you come from?” James asks this timeless question in this weekend’s second reading. There is an intimate link among selfish ... Read More »

Come, Follow Me

Posted by debbie fields on 9/12/18

September 12, 2018  •   Silas Henderson

For Sunday, September 16th, 2018  24th Sunday in Ordinary Time     

Isaiah 50:5-9a James 2:14-18 Mark 8:27-35


We’ve all experienced it: life was wonderful and everything seemed to be going along smoothly. Your career and relationships were moving forward with no conflicts or ... Read More »

Here is Your God; He Comes with Vindication

Posted by debbie fields on 9/05/18

For Sunday, September 9th, 2018  23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time                                                                                 ... Read More »

Wings to Fly

Posted by debbie fields on 8/29/18


For Sunday, September 2nd, 2018  22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time                                                                               ... Read More »

The Faith of a Child

Posted by debbie fields on 8/08/18


For Sunday, August 12th, 2018  19th Sunday in Ordinary Time  

1 Kings 19:4-8 Ephesians 4:30—5:2  John 6:41-51

Having grown up with a brother — and now having three boys of my own — roughhousing and wrestling have always been a constant in my life. The chaos and pandemonium ... Read More »