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In the Shadows of the Cross

Posted by debbie fields on 4/06/22

  For Sunday, April 10, 2022 Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord

 Isaiah 50:4-7Philippians 2:6-11Luke 22:14—23:56

Christ Jesus, though he was in the form of God,did not regard equality with Godsomething to be grasped.Rather, he emptied himself,taking the form of a slave,coming in human likeness;and found human ... Read More »

The Love that Casts Out Fear

Posted by debbie fields on 3/30/22

  For Sunday, April 3, 2022 5th Sunday of Lent

 Isaiah 43:16-21Philippians 3:8-14John 8:1-11

In Jesus, we do not find condemnation but restoration and healing.

The fullness of the love and mercy which Jesus came to bring is on display in this Sunday’s gospel reading. A woman who had been ... Read More »

Mercy, Compassion, Generosity, & Patience

Posted by debbie fields on 3/25/22

  For Sunday, March 27, 2022 4th Sunday of Lent

 Joshua 5:9a, 10-122 Corinthians 5:17-21Luke 15:1-3, 11-32

The story of the Prodigal Son is familiar to all of us. We’ve heard it time and again. But sometimes we forget to look at the situation out of which this famous ... Read More »

Confession and The Fig Tree

Posted by debbie fields on 3/16/22

  For Sunday, March 20, 2022 3rd Sunday of Lent

 Exodus 3:1-8a, 13-151 Corinthians 10:1-6, 10-12Luke 13:1-9

Most of the sins I confess when I approach God through the Sacrament of Reconciliation are sins I committed on the way to approaching Him in the Eucharist.

Listen, I’m not proud ... Read More »

It Is Good We Are Here

Posted by debbie fields on 3/10/22

  For Sunday, March 13, 2022 2nd Sunday of Lent

 Genesis 15:5-12, 17-18Philippians 3:17—4:1 or Philippians 3:20—4:1Luke 9:28b-36

Jesus guided Peter, James, and John up the mountain to pray. There Jesus was transfigured before them — showing his glorified self with his face changing in appearance and his clothes ... Read More »

Growing Pains

Posted by debbie fields on 3/03/22

For Sunday, March 6, 2022 1st Sunday of Lent

 Deuteronomy 26:4-10Romans 10:8-13Luke 4:1-13

We forget that to be human means to accept our growing pains. We are incomplete, works in progress. Our lives are never entirely integral, whole, and perfectly constructed creations but a diverse collection of broken pieces. ... Read More »

Give Us This Joyful Season

Posted by debbie fields on 2/23/22

  For Sunday, February 27, 2022 8th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 Sirach 27:4-71 Corinthians 15:54-58Luke 6:39-45

It seems that, in many ways, we would be hard-pressed to have better readings for the Sunday before Lent begins. These teachings of Jesus—on judging others and the fruitfulness of our lives—help round ... Read More »

The Courage to Forgive

Posted by debbie fields on 2/18/22

  For Sunday, February 20, 2022 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 1 Samuel 26:2, 7-9, 12-13, 22-231 Corinthians 15:45-49Luke 6:27-38

It does not take courage to exact revenge; rather, it takes courage to forgive and seek true justice.

In today’s gospel, Jesus compels us to fight evil through the ... Read More »

Lowering the Nets

Posted by debbie fields on 2/02/22

  For Sunday, February 6, 2022 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 Isaiah 6:1-2a, 3-81 Corinthians 15:1-11 or 1 Cor 15:3-8, 11Luke 5:1-11

“Master, we have worked hard all night and caught nothing.” Luke 5:5

“Does anyone really read those articles you write?”

I have a vivid memory of someone ... Read More »

Proclaiming God's Wonderous Deeds

Posted by debbie fields on 1/26/22

  For Sunday, January 30, 2022 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 Jeremiah 1:4-5, 17-191 Corinthians 12:31—13:13 or 1 Cor 13:4-13Luke 4:21-30

Sometimes it is a struggle to see how each of the Mass readings correspond. Other times the threads between them interweave like a masterfully woven tapestry. Today’s readings, ... Read More »