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Filling Your Heavenly Closet

Posted by debbie fields on 7/29/20

  For Sunday, August 2, 2020 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 Isaiah 55:1-3Romans 8:35, 37-39Matthew 14:13-21

Is your storehouse in heaven well stocked? Do graces come tumbling out like your belongings when you open the closet door? How will you avoid being the fool who spends more time accumulating ... Read More »

What Really Matters?

Posted by debbie fields on 7/23/20

  For Sunday, July 26, 2020 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 1 Kings 3:5, 7-12Romans 8:28-30Matthew 13:44-52 OR 13:44-46

Our current journey through this pandemic forces each of us to stop and consider what is really important. Our lives have been turned upside down and we have been asked ... Read More »

Called to Extend Mercy

Posted by debbie fields on 7/15/20

  For Sunday, July 19, 2020 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Wisdom 12:13, 16-19Romans 8:26-27Matthew 13:24-43 OR 13:24-30

The parable of the “Wheat and the Weeds,” which only appears in the Gospel of Matthew, can be troubling. In essence, Jesus tells the story of a farmer whose crop of wheat ... Read More »

Seeds of Transformation

Posted by debbie fields on 7/08/20

  For Sunday, July 12, 2020 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 Isaiah 55:10-11Romans 8:18-23Matthew 13:1-23 OR 13:1-9

Words can be cheap. We can’t always tell whether people mean what they say until we see them do something about it. There are some people whose word we can trust, but ... Read More »

Weighted Down

Posted by debbie fields on 7/02/20

For Sunday, July 5, 2020 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 Zechariah 9:9-10Romans 8:9, 11-13Matthew 11:25-30

There’s a Christian drama called Baggage. In the course of this monologue, the main character carries more and more (empty) luggage, slings, and backpacks, explaining how, through this and that scene, he collects baggage. You ... Read More »

Love God Above All Else

Posted by debbie fields on 6/23/20

  For Sunday, June 28, 2020 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 2 Kings 4:8-11, 14-16ARomans 6:3-4, 8-11Matthew 10:37-42

In college as a missionary there were many moments of contradiction. I would find myself in the presence of the materially poor and desire to do whatever I could to alleviate ... Read More »

A Life of Constant Devotion

Posted by debbie fields on 6/17/20

  For Sunday, June 21, 2020 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

Jeremiah 20:10-13Romans 5:12-15Matthew 10:26-33

Acknowledging Jesus before others incorporates not only the words we speak, but also our actions. The empirical evidence convicting us as Christian should be apparent in every aspect of our lives. The person ... Read More »

A Unique and Dynamic Communion

Posted by debbie fields on 6/01/20

  For Sunday, June 7, 2020 The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

 Exodus 34:4B-6, 8-92 Corinthians 13:11-13John 3:16-18

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with all of you. —2 Corinthians 13:13

There is an ... Read More »

Hide and Seek

Posted by debbie fields on 5/19/20

  For Sunday, May 24, 2020 The Ascension of the Lord  

Acts 1:1-11Ephesians 1:17-23Matthew 28:16-201

When I was younger, I remember going to a friends’ house to swim in their pool during the summer months. All the parents were on the deck, enjoying the company, while the kids ... Read More »

A Reason for Our Hope

Posted by debbie fields on 5/13/20

  For Sunday, May 17, 2020 6th Sunday of Easter  

Acts 8:5-8, 14-171 Peter 3:15-18John 14:15-21

When I was little, I came home from school one day after a lively lesson on saying yes to God in our lives and declared, “If Jesus were to come today and ... Read More »