Daily Reflections for August 2014

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Date Liturgical CalendarReflection
Aug 1   Mt 13:54-58 Might I hear a prophet’s voice in an unexpected place today if I’m open?
Aug 2   Ps 69 "Lord, in your great love, answer me." Can I place my trust in God and accept whatever God answers as a sign of love?
Aug 3 18th Sunday of Ordinary Time Mt 14:13-21 How do I feed the bodies and souls of those who are hungry physically or spiritually?
Aug 4   Mt 27:31 Can I step out into stormy waters and reach for Jesus' hand?
Aug 5   Jer 18-19 What can I do to help restore the Kingdom and build the city of God?
Aug 6 Transfiguration of the Lord Mt 17:1-9 Can I see life today in the brightness of the glory of the transfigured Jesus?
Aug 7   Jer 31:31-34 How faithful am I to the baptismal covenant I've made with God?
Aug 8 St. Dominic Mt 16:24-28 "What profit would there be for one to gain the whole world and forfeit one’s life?"
Aug 9   Mt 17:19-20 Is my faith as big as a mustard seed?
Aug 10 19th Sunday of Ordinary Time 1 Kg 19:11-13 How well am I listening for the tiny whispering sound of God’s voice?
Aug 11 St. Clare Ps 148 "Heaven and earth are filled with your glory." Do I see God’s glory in creation and treat it with reverence?
Aug 12   Ez 3:1-5 Can I courageously speak the Gospel in both word and action, whether it tastes sweet or bitter?
Aug 13   Mt 18:15-20 Is there someone with whom I need to be reconciled?
Aug 14 St. Maximilian Kolbe Mt 18:21-19:1 What keeps me from forgiving some wrongs and how can I let go of them?
Aug 15 Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Lk 1:46-55 How do I show that my soul magnifies and proclaims the Lord?
Aug 16   Mt 19:13-15 What is one thing I can do today for a child and to protect and promote the dignity of children?
Aug 17 20th Sunday of Ordinary Time Mt 15:25-28 How do I welcome foreigners and people of other beliefs as Jesus did and God commands?
Aug 18   Mt 19:16-22 Where does is treasure lie?
Aug 19   Mt. 19: 23-30 How well do I share the gifts that I have been given?
Aug 20 St. Bernard Mt 20:1-16 How do I respond when someone else seems to get an unfair advantage or a greater reward?
Aug 21 St. Pius X Ez 36:23-28 Has my heart become stony and my spirit weak?
Aug 22   Ps 107 "Give thanks to the Lord whose love is everlasting." Can I keep in mind the love of God today and express my deepest gratitude?
Aug 23   Mt 23:1-8 How well do I practice what I preach and how closely do my inner feelings match my outward appearances?
Aug 24 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time Mt 16:13-20 Do I believe in my heart that Jesus is God and proclaim it with vigor?
Aug 25   2 Thes 1:11-12 Do I act in such a way that the name of Jesus is glorified by what I do and say?
Aug 26   2 Thes 14-17 In what ways do I need the encouragement and strength of God in my life right now?
Aug 27 St. Monica 2 Thes 3:6-10 Is my work wholehearted and done with a generous spirit?
Aug 28 St. Augustine Mt 24:42-51 How do I steward all that has been given to me and do as God would expect me to do with it?
Aug 29 Death of John the Baptist Mk 6:17-20 Do I have the courage to speak out against injustice and immorality?
Aug 30   Mt 25:14-30 How well am I managing and multiplying what God has given me?
Aug 31 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Jer 20:7-9 Is the word of God a passion and fire in me that I cannot help but proclaim?

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