Daily Reflections for September 2014

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Date Liturgical CalendarReflection
Sept 1   Ps 90 How has God taught me to number my days aright and given me wisdom of heart?
Sept 2   Lk 4:31-37 In what ways am I spreading the "good news?"
Sept 3 St. Gregory the Great 1 Cor 3:1-9 How have I been God's co-worker?
Sept 4   Lk 5:1-11 How is Jesus inviting me to new depths in relationship and love?
Sept 5   Lk 5:33-39 How does fasting put me in touch with my spiritual hungers?
Sept 6   Lk 6:1-5 How will I allow the spirit of the law to guide me today?
Sept 7 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Mt 18:15-20 How do I listen to my brothers and sisters as we share our stories of joys and concerns?
Sept 8 Birth of Blessed Virgin Mary Is 61 "Let me sing to the Lord." What words can I sing today to praise the Lord?
Sept 9   Lk 6:12-19 What are the "unclean spirits" that trouble me? How can I acknowledge them and seek the necessary healing?
Sept 10   Lk 6:20-26 How do the Beatitudes challenge me today?
Sept 11   Lk 6:27-38 "Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful." To whom do I need to show today?
Sept 12 Holy Name of Mary Lk 6:39-42 Can I trust and be open to all possibilities as did Mary?
Sept 13   1 Cor 10:14-22 How am I called to participate in the body of Christ today?
Sept 14 Exaltation of the Holy Cross Phil 2:6 How do I empty myself and humble myself to become more like Jesus?
Sept 15 Our Lady of Sorrows Jn 19:25-27 What grief, anguish or suffering has pierced my heart? Who has stood by my side and helped me through?
Sept 16   1 Cor 12:12-14, 27-31 What spiritual gifts do I eagerly strive for daily?
Sept 17 St. Hildegarde Ps 33 "Blessed the people the Lord has chosen to be his own." What has God chosen me to do?
Sept 18   1 Cor 15:1-11 "By the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace to me has not been ineffective." Who am I by God's grace?
Sept 19   Lk 8:1-3 How can I best use the resources I have to minister to those less fortunate?
Sept 20   Lk 8:4-15 Are my ears attuned to listening to God’s gentle whispers?
Sept 21 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time Is 55 "Seek the Lord while he may be found, call him while he is near." Will I trust and call upon the Lord today?
Sept 22   Ps 15 How do I "walk blamelessly and do justice" each day?
Sept 23   Prv 21:1-6, 10-13 What is my response when I hear the cry of the poor?
Sept 24   Mk 9:1-6 What provisions do I need for my journey to proclaim the "good news?"
Sept 25   Ps 90 What is the "wisdom of heart" that I am gaining?
Sept 26   Eccl. 3:1-11 What is the task God has given me "to be busy about" this day?
Sept 27 St Vincent de Paul, Eccl. 11:9-12:8 "Remember your Creator in the days of your youth." How did I look at the Creator when I was younger? Is there any difference now?
Sept 28 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time Phil 2:1-11 Am I able to let go or empty my "self" of my "things" to help my neighbor?
Sept 29 Sts Michael, Gabriel and Raphael Jn 1:47-51 How have I experienced God's angels in my life?
Sept 30 St Jerome Lk 9:51-56 On my journey, how "resolutely determined" am I to make it to my Jerusalem? And where will the paths I choose lead me?

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