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Posted by debbie fields on 11/28/18


For Sunday, December 2nd, 2018  1st Sunday of Advent  

Jeremiah 33:14-16 1 Thessalonians 3:12—4:2 Luke 21:25-28, 34-36


We live in a society suffering under an epidemic of stress. Juggling all the expectations of home, family, and work has put us under constant strain. The technology that was ... Read More »

Remain Vigilant for the Coming of Christ

Posted by debbie fields on 11/14/18


For Sunday, November 18th, 2018  33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time  


Daniel 12:1-3 Hebrews 10:11-14, 18 Mark 13:24-32


Last month, my son was studying arachnids and found himself the proud pet keeper of a spiny orb weaver spider he named Thorny. The spider even had a small ... Read More »

Something to Give, Everything to Trust

Posted by debbie fields on 11/07/18


For Sunday, November 11th, 2018  32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time  


1 Kings 17:10-16 Hebrews 9:24-28 Mark 12:38-44


Have you checked the news? What else has arrived in your inbox this morning or late last night? The networks will be abuzz with election results and forecasts they ... Read More »

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 »