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In Need of a Savior

Posted by debbie fields on 12/08/20

  For Sunday, December 13, 2020 3rd Sunday of Advent

 Isaiah 61:1-2A, 10-111 Thessalonians 5:16-24John 1:6-8, 19-28

During dinner time this week, one of my kids started playing with his food, most likely to get a laugh out of the family, creating a mess where most of it became ... Read More »

How Do You Prepare the Way?

Posted by debbie fields on 12/03/20

  For Sunday, December 6, 2020 2nd Sunday of Advent

 Isaiah 40:1-5, 9-112 Peter 3:8-14Mark 1:1-8

Does our holiday to-do list reflect an understanding of Advent as a waiting and readying for Christ’s second coming? Do people look at you and your life of faith as though you are ... Read More »

Stay Awake! The Best is Yet to Come!

Posted by debbie fields on 11/25/20

  For Sunday, November 29, 2020 1st Sunday of Advent

 Isaiah 63:16B-17, 19B; 64:2-71 Corinthians 1:3-9Mark 13:33-37

As we close one liturgical year and begin another, many of us are physically, emotionally, and spiritually tired. 2020 has been quite a year. While our liturgical year may have come to ... Read More »

The Good News of the Reign of Christ

Posted by debbie fields on 11/18/20

  For Sunday, November 22, 2020 The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

 Ezekiel 34:11-12, 15-171 Corinthians 15:20-26, 28Matthew 25:31-46

“When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit upon his glorious throne, and all the ... Read More »

Growing in Love of God and Neighbor

Posted by debbie fields on 10/21/20

  For Sunday, October 25, 2020 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 Exodus 22:20-261 Thessalonians 1:5C-10Matthew 22:34-40

Jesus answers the Pharisees; the greatest commandment is to love God with all our heart, mind, and soul. What presently has your heart? What occupies your mind? And what are you trying to ... Read More »

Invited to the Feast

Posted by debbie fields on 10/07/20

  For Sunday, October 11, 2020 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Isaiah 25:6-10APhilippians 4:12-14, 19-20Matthew 22:1-14 OR 22:1-10


“The king said to him, ‘My friend, how is itthat you came in here without a wedding garment?’But he was reduced to silence.Then the king said to his attendants, ‘Bind ... Read More »

Embracing Obedience

Posted by debbie fields on 9/24/20

  For Sunday, September 27, 2020 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 Ezekiel 18:25-28Philippians 2:1-11 or 2:1-5Matthew 21:28-32

Grumbling. That nagging inner monologue that no one else sees. The ongoing commentary that reviews the day’s events through a particular lens of our misperception. The unbridled conversation with ourselves that dictates ... Read More »

A Sign of Contradiction

Posted by debbie fields on 9/17/20

  For Sunday, September 20, 2020 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 Isaiah 55:6-9Philippians 1:20C-24, 27AMatthew 20:1-16A

I was in high school when I truly understood that Jesus is really present in the Eucharist. I had professed this belief from my youngest years, but it wasn’t until high school that ... Read More »

Roads Less Traveled

Posted by debbie fields on 9/02/20

  For Sunday, September 6, 2020 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

 Ezekiel 33:7-9Romans 13:8-10Matthew 18:15-20

Humility and the desire to learn and grow are important virtues and qualities to possess. Having a true sense of my brokenness and incompleteness is essential for developing and maintaining healthy, challenging, and stimulating ... Read More »

The Good News of Discipleship

Posted by debbie fields on 8/26/20

  For Sunday, August 30, 2020 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

 Jeremiah 20:7-9Romans 12:1-2Matthew 16:21-27

“Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer greatly from the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed and on the third day be raised.” —Matthew 16:21

Recently, I had the opportunity to take part in a program with ordained and lay minsters representing a number of Christian traditions and nationalities. Although we spent a lot of time working as a large group, at times we were divided into smaller groups for guided ... Read More »