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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 »

Called to Make the Kingdom a Reality

Posted by debbie fields on 6/29/22

  For Sunday, July 3, 2022 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 Isiah 66:10-14cGalatians 6:14-18Luke 10:1-12, 17-20 or Lk 10:1-9

At that time the Lord appointed seventy-two others whom he sent ahead of him in pairs to every town and place he intended to visit.—Luke 10:1

When we think about ... Read More »

Living the Gospel in a Secular World

Posted by debbie fields on 6/22/22

For Sunday, June 26, 2022 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 1 Kings 19:16b, 19-21Galatians 5:1, 13-18Luke 9:51-62

How do I fit the practice of my faith into the demands of everyday life?

Putting our faith into action is the challenge of every believer. We are pulled between making time ... Read More »

The Sacrament of Abiding Prescence

Posted by debbie fields on 6/16/22

  For Sunday, June 19, 2022 The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

 Genesis 14:18-201 Corinthians 11:23-26Luke 9:11b-17

Imagine this: you’ve been waiting a long time to attend a conference with a speaker whom you admire. You’ve paid the registration, made your travel plans, settled into your hotel, ... Read More »

Slipping Through Mysteries

Posted by debbie fields on 6/08/22

  For Sunday, June 12, 2022 The Most Holy Trinity

 Proverbs 8:22-31Romans 5:1-5John 16:12-15

“But when he comes, the Spirit of truth,he will guide you to all truth.” – John 16:13

There is something immensely intimidating about mysteries of faith. Broaching a subject like the Holy Trinity without falling ... Read More »

Send Out Your Spirit Through Us

Posted by debbie fields on 6/01/22

  For Sunday, June 5, 2022 Pentecost Sunday

 Acts 2:1-111 Cor 12:3b-7, 12-13 or Rom 8:8-17Jn 20:19-23 or Jn 14:15-16, 23b-26

“Lord, send out your spirit and renew the face of the earth,” like many of the faithful, I can’t read those words without finding myself doing so along ... Read More »

A Crisis of Identity

Posted by debbie fields on 5/25/22

  For Sunday, May 29, 2022 The Ascension of the Lord

 It’s all out of control. Inflation, the economy, violence, oppression, greed, morality, and tensions are all escalating as people scurry about for a sense of stability and well-being. Power seems to win the game and self-aggrandizement appears to ... Read More »