Daily Reflection Questions for August 2016

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Date Liturgical CalendarReflection Question
July 29 Martha, Mary and Lazarus, Hosts of the Lord Lk 10: 38-42 Do I believe Christ is the “Son of God, the one who is coming into the world.”
July 30   Jer 26: 11-16, 24 What is the “voice of the Lord” saying to me today?
July 31 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time Col 3: 1-5, 9-11 Seeking what is above, how do I put on the new self and daily practice this knowledge of Christ’s compassionate love?
Aug. 1   Mt 14:13-21 Is there someone of body or spirit whom I can feed today?
Aug. 2   Mt 14:22-36 Can I trust Jesus and walk across my obstacles to him?
Aug. 3   Jer 31:1-7 Rejoice and proclaim God’s goodness today.
Aug. 4   Mt 16:13-17 Who do I say Jesus is to me?
Aug. 5   Mt 16:24-28 What is Jesus asking me to give up to follow him?
Aug. 6 Transfiguration Lk 9:28b-36 When have I seen the glory of the Lord; how has it transformed me?
Aug. 7 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time Lk 12: 41-48 How am I stewarding God’s gifts and caring for his creation?
Aug. 8 St. Dominic Psalm 148 How will I join in the chorus of God’s praise today?
Aug. 9   Mt 18:1-5 What “child-like” qualities do I need to practice?
Aug. 10 St. Lawrence 2Cor. 9:6-10 Am I a cheerful giver?
Aug. 11 St. Clare Mt 18:21-19:1 Is there someone I need to forgive or from whom I should ask forgiveness?
Aug. 12   Mt. 19:3-6 Think about some married couples whose faithfulness and love have been an inspiration.
Aug. 13   Mt. 19:13-15 What can I do for a child in my life or for children in need today?
Aug. 14 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time Heb 12:1-4 Are my eyes fixed on Jesus in the struggle against sin?
Aug. 15 Assumption of Mary Lk 46-55 Ask Mary for a humble spirit and her intercession in heaven.
Aug. 16   Mt 19:23-30 What can I offer to God from the gifts I’ve been given?
Aug. 17   Mt 20:1-16 Am I jealous of anything God has given to someone else?
Aug. 18   Ezek 36:23-28 Pray to be cleansed and filled with a renewed spirit.
Aug. 19   Ezek 37:1-14 Who is waiting for me to speak a word that will energize dry bones?
Aug. 20 St. Bernard Mt 23:1-12 Do I do anything just to be seen or to impress others?
Aug. 21 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time Heb 12:5-7, 11-13 How do I accept trials and discipline?
Aug. 22 Queenship of Mary 2 Thes 1:1-5 For whom do you thank God because their faith has touched you?
Aug. 23   Mt 23:23-26 How is my interior disposition towards mercy and fidelity?
Aug. 24 St. Bartholomew John 1:45-51 What doubts do I have in my encounters with Jesus?
Aug. 25   Mt 24:42-51 Would I be ready if Jesus came today?
Aug. 26   Mt 25:1-13 Am I always alert to the unexpected appearances Jesus makes?
Aug. 27   1 Cor 1:26-31 When and how has God called me?
Aug. 28 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Lk 14:7-14 How do I welcome the least ones into my life?
Aug. 29 Death of John the Baptist 1 Cor 2:1-5 How do I proclaim the mystery of God?
Aug. 30   Lk 4:31-37 Is there something that I need to cry out to Jesus to be freed from?
Aug. 31   1 Cor 3:1-9 Is jealousy or rivalry damaging any of my relationships?

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