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Posted by debbie fields on 2/24/21

  For Sunday, February 28, 2021 2nd Sunday of Lent

 Genesis 22:1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18Romans 8:31b-34Mark 9:2-10

Jesus stands before them with glistening garments. Considered his closest companions, James, John, and Peter, attempt to take in what is happening before their eyes — bewildered and terrified. Their friend, Master, ... Read More »

Overcoming the Drudgery of Life

Posted by debbie fields on 2/03/21

  For Sunday, February 7, 2021 5th Sunday of Ordinary Time

 Job 7:1-4, 6-71 Corinthians 9:16-19, 22-23Mark 1:29-39

Many people compare their everyday lives to running on a treadmill. They are always busy, always on the go, but never getting anywhere. Such people find themselves getting up in the ... Read More »

A Tranquil Soul

Posted by debbie fields on 1/27/21

For Sunday, January 31, 2021 4th Sunday of Ordinary Time

 

Deuteronomy 18:15-201 Corinthians 7:32-35Mark 1:21-28

Brené Brown’s 2010 book entitled, “The Gifts of Imperfection” introduces a term that I love: gremlins. I previously only knew that word as the title of the 1984 film with Howie Mandel. Brown refers ... Read More »

Trust in Following God

Posted by debbie fields on 1/20/21

    For Sunday, January 24, 2021 3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time

 Jonah 3:1-5, 101 Corinthians 7:29-31Mark 1:14-20

Human beings seem to be hardwired to want to know what’s going to happen next. This is how dramas and reality television can grip us so tightly — we simply have to stick ... Read More »

The Role of Invitation in Evangelization

Posted by debbie fields on 1/14/21

  For Sunday, January 17, 2021 2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time

 1 Samuel 3:3b-10, 191 Corinthians 6:13c-15a, 17-20John 1:35-42

“What are you looking for?” Jesus asked, which he follows with an invitation to “come and see,” in response to the disciples’ question about where he is staying. Of course, ... Read More »

An Exhortation: Choose to Live Like Christ

Posted by debbie fields on 1/06/21

  For Sunday, January 10, 2021 The Baptism of the Lord

 Isaiah 42:1-4, 6-7 Or Isaiah 55:1-11Acts 10:34-38 Or 1 John 5:1-9Mark 1:7-11

Our faith must be brought into the streets. It cannot remain locked up in a church or limited to expressions of personal piety. Pope Francis reminds ... Read More »

A Journey of Faith

Posted by debbie fields on 12/30/20

  For Sunday, January 3, 2021 The Epiphany of the Lord

 Isaiah 60:1-6Ephesians 3:2-3a, 5-6Matthew 2:1-12

When Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, in the days of King Herod, behold, magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem, saying, “Where is the newborn king of the Jews? We saw ... Read More »

A Hidden Life of Strength, Wisdom, Grace

Posted by debbie fields on 12/23/20

For Sunday, December 27, 2020 The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph

 Sirach 3:2-6, 12-14 or Genesis 15:1-6; 21:1-3Colossians 3:12-21 or Hebrews 11:8, 11-12, 17-19Luke 2:22-40

The Holy Family have served as the model for a Christian family. Like most families, they lived ordinary and unremarkable lives. It ... Read More »

In Need of a Savior

Posted by debbie fields on 12/08/20

  For Sunday, December 13, 2020 3rd Sunday of Advent

 Isaiah 61:1-2A, 10-111 Thessalonians 5:16-24John 1:6-8, 19-28

During dinner time this week, one of my kids started playing with his food, most likely to get a laugh out of the family, creating a mess where most of it became ... Read More »

How Do You Prepare the Way?

Posted by debbie fields on 12/03/20

  For Sunday, December 6, 2020 2nd Sunday of Advent

 Isaiah 40:1-5, 9-112 Peter 3:8-14Mark 1:1-8

Does our holiday to-do list reflect an understanding of Advent as a waiting and readying for Christ’s second coming? Do people look at you and your life of faith as though you are ... Read More »