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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 »

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 »