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A Promise of Healing and Salvation

Posted by debbie fields on 3/10/21

  For Sunday, March 14, 2021 4th Sunday of Lent

 2 Chronicles 36:14-16, 19-23Ephesians 2:4-10John 3:14-21

Most of us would easily recognize the symbol of the medical profession. It is the symbol created by Moses at the instruction of the Lord (cf Num 21:5-9): the serpent hoisted on a pole, ... Read More »

Freedom in God's Commands

Posted by debbie fields on 3/04/21

  For Sunday, March 7, 2021 3rd Sunday of Lent

 Exodus 20:1-171 Corinthians 1:22-25John 2:13-25

I was recently talking with my kids about why we choose as a family to eat mostly health foods and avoid more unhealthy junk foods when possible. It was a basic talk on cause ... Read More »

See, Then Show

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 »