Daily Reflection Questions for September 2015

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Date Liturgical CalendarReflection Question
Sept. 1   Luke 4:31-37 Are there any unclean spirits in me that I need to ask Jesus to cast out?
Sept. 2   Col. 1:3-8 Who are some people who have been an inspiration for my faith and for whom I should give thanks?
Sept. 3 St. Gregory the Great Lk 5: 4-11 How can I be a more faithful disciple and cast my net with confidence?
Sept. 4   Lk 5: 36-38 Is there something old in my spirit that I need to stop trying to patch and take a new approach?
Sept. 5   Col 1:21-23 Am I “firmly grounded, stable, not shifting from hope in the gospel?" What’s shaky?
Sept. 6 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Mk 7:31-37 To whom am I deaf; about what am I unwilling to speak?
Sept. 7   Col 1:24-2:3 Is there someone for whom I might offer up my struggles or sufferings today?
Sept. 8 Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Mt 1:18-23 Can I, like Mary and Joseph, say “Thy will be done”?
Sept. 9   Lk 6: 20-26 Which beatitude is speaking to my current condition? Can I keep mindful of Christ’s blessing?
Sept. 10   Lk 6: 27-38 Who are my enemies? To whom do I need to be reconciled?
Sept. 11   Lk 6:39-42 Who am I judging and what might others be thinking of me?
Sept. 12   Lk 6:43-49 How healthy are my roots and how strong my foundation?
Sept. 13 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time James2:14-18 Am I showing my faith by good works for the needy?
Sept. 14 Exaltation of the Holy Cross Jn 3:13-17 Do I look up to the Cross with gratitude for Jesus’ sacrifice?
Sept. 15 Our Lady of Sorrows Jn 19:25-27 Is there someone who is grieving or suffering and needs my support?
Sept. 16 Sts. Cornelius & Cyprian Lk 7:31-35 “To what shall I compare the people of this generation?”
Sept. 17   Lk 7:36-50 Who are the “sinners” whom I reject or mock?
Sept. 18   Lk 8:1-3 Who are some of the holy women who have accompanied me in my faith journey?
Sept. 19   Lk 8: 4-15 What kind of seed am I sowing?
Sept. 20 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time Mk 9:33-37 How can I be more simple and humble?
Sept. 21 St. Matthew Eph 4:11-13 What is my special gift for building up the Body of Christ?
Sept. 22   Lk 8: 19-21 Who do I welcome as my mother and brothers and sisters and who do I exclude?
Sept. 23 St. Pio of Pietrelcina Lk 9:1-6 How much is weighing me down on the journey that Jesus would have me leave behind?
Sept. 24   Hag 1:1-8 What portion of my blessings go back to my faith community and those in need?
Sept. 25   Lk 9:18-22 Who do I say Jesus is and what does that mean to me?
Sept. 26   Zech 2:5-9, 14-14a How have I seen God dwelling in the midst of his people today?
Sept. 27 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time Mk 9:42-48 Is there anything in me that needs to be cut off and cast away?
Sept. 28   Lk 9:46-48 How can I be more childlike and humble?
Sept. 29 Feast of the Archangels Jn 1:47-51 Can I trust that there are angels among us to protect us?
Sept. 30 St. Jerome Lk 9:57-62 What do I need to leave behind to follow Jesus more fully?

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