Daily Reflection Questions for May/June 2016

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Date Liturgical CalendarReflection Question
May 26 Philip Neri Mk 10:46-52 What do I desire from Jesus? And am I ready accept what he gives me?
May 27   1Pt 4:7-13 How will I serve others with the gifts I have received from God?
May 28   Ps 63: 2-6 “My soul is thirsting for you, O Lord my God.”
May 29 Body and Blood of Christ Lk 9:11b-17 How does God satisfy my hunger?
May 30   2Pt 1:2-7 What do I supplement my faith with to strengthen it?
May 31 Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth Feast Lk 1: 39-56 How do I balance my service for others with solitude and quiet for communion with God?
June 1 Dedication of Cathedral 2Tm 1:1-3, 6-12 How will I be encouraged to develop the gifts that I received from God to build up the body of Christ?
June 2   Mk 12:28b-34 What is an example of how I love God with all my heart and show this love to others?
June 3 Sacred Heart of Jesus Ps 23:1-6 “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.” What does the Lord want of me?
June 4 Immaculate Heart of Mary Lk 2:41-51 What do I ponder in my heart when I lose sight of my loved ones physically or emotionally?
June 5 10th Sunday of Ordinary Time Gal 1:11-19 How has the Word of God been revealed to me
June 6   Mt 5:1-12 “Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.” How am I being blessed?
June 7   Ps 4: 2-5, 7-8 “Lord, let your face shine on us.” When do I stop and take notice of this light shining on me?
June 8   1Kgs 18:20-39 How do I question Our Lord our God’s power?
June 9   1Kgs 18:41-46 In what ways, and where, have I fervently prayed that God has heard my prayers?
June 10   1Kgs 19:9, 11-16 In my daily prayer life, am I persistent in listening for God’s voice in small ways, and many ways?
June 11 Barnabas, Apostle Acts 11:21b-26, and 13:1-3 When I see the grace of God, how do I encourage others to remain faithful to the Lord?
June 12 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time Lk 7:36 to 8:3 How do I show the Lord my love? (works of mercy and charity)
June 13 Anthony of Padua, Doctor of Church Mt 5:38-42 What is my response to any rudeness and ugliness I meet daily?
June 14   Mt 5:43-48 How do I respond to God’s invitation to be "perfect as our heavenly Father is perfect" and to "pray for those who persecute you."
June 15   Ps 31: 20,21,24 "Let your hearts take comfort, all who hope in the Lord."
June 16   Mt 6:7-15 What other prayers do I lift up to God along with the “Our Father” … prayers of hope, joys, thanksgiving, concern, etc.?
June 17   Mt 6:19-23 “The lamp of the body is the eye.” How good is my eye and hence, the light in my body?
June 18   Mt 6:24-34 What is my trust level in God? In my family? In my friends? In my coworkers?
June 19 12th Sunday of Ordinary Time Ps 63:2-6, 8-9 Where do I seek God?
June 20   Mt 7:1-5 “Stop judging, that you may not be judged.” Help me Lord, with the wooden plank in my eye.
June 21 Aloysius Gonzaga Mt 7:6, 12-14 What gate do I choose to walk through today?
June 22   Mt 7:15-20 Have I been tempted by false prophets? And how did I discover God’s truth?
June 23   Mt 7:21-29 In what ways have I been tested and tried but kept afloat through God’s sturdy foundations?
June 24 Birth of John the Baptist Is 49:1-6 “I am made glorious in the sight of the Lord, and my God is now my strength.”
June 25   Lam 2:2, 10-14, 18-19 What growth has there been of mine as a result of recent suffering.
June 26 13th Sunday of Ordinary Time Gal 5:1, 13-18 How do I maintain the guidance of the Spirit so that I am free, as Christ has called me?
June 27   Mt 8:18-22 Am I really ready to give up all to follow Jesus?
June 28 Irenaeus, Martyr Mt 8:23-27 Do I call on Jesus as my first responder in a time of crisis?
June 29 Peter and Paul, Apostles 2Tm 4: 6-8, 17-18 How have I “fought the good fight, finished the race, and kept the faith?”
June 30   Mt 9:1-8 Have I witnessed any miracles? Do I harbor evil thoughts about good things that happen to people as some did in Jesus’ time?

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