Daily Reflections for November 2014

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Date Liturgical CalendarReflection
Nov 1 All Saints 1 Jn 3:1-3 What do I imagine God will look like when I see God face-to-face?
Nov 2 Commemoration of Faithful Departed Wis 3:1-9 How do I experience "abiding with God in love?"
Nov 3 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time Phil 2:1-4 Do I look out for others first and then for myself or the other way around?
Nov 4   Lk 14:15-24 What excuse do I have for not coming to the banquet?
Nov 5   Ps 27:1-4, 13-14 What is one thing I would ask of the Lord if he was physically standing next to me right now?
Nov 6   Lk 15:1-10 For what have I searched and, then, how did I rejoice when it was found?
Nov 7   Lk 16:1-8 What is the first thing I do to get myself out of a bad situation?
Nov 8   Lk 16:9-15 Am I trustworthy and honest?
Nov 9 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Jn 2:13-22 Do I always use the Lord's house for prayer and reflection?
Nov 10   Lk 17:1-6 Have I done all I have been obliged to do?
Nov 11   Is 61:1-3 How do I bring the Good News to my sisters and brothers?
Nov 12   Lk 17:11-19 How do I thank others for what they do?
Nov 13 St. Francis Xavier Cabrini Lk 17:20-25 How do I experience "the kingdom of God" in my daily life?
Nov 14   Ps 119:1-18 How do I truly open my eyes in the midst of our society's lures and seek God's holy desires?
Nov 15   Lk 18: 1-8 How do I uphold my weary heart at prayer?
Nov 16 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Mt 25:14-30 How have I cared for the talents entrusted to me?
Nov 17   Ps 1:1-6 Where do I plant my roots and how do I cultivate my soil to produce a rich harvest?
Nov 18 St. Rose Philippine Duchesne Rv 3:1-6, 14-22 What do I hear the Spirit saying to the churches today?
Nov 19   Lk 19:11-28 How am I using my energy, in self-achievements or in service of others?
Nov 20   Lk 19:41-44 What am I doing to accept God's message of peace and reconciling love?
Nov 21 Presentation of the Virgin Mary Zec 2: 14-17 "I will come and dwell in your midst." How am I aware of God dwelling within me?
Nov 22 St. Cecilia Ps 144:1, 2, 9-10 "Blessed be the Lord my Rock!" How do I experience the Lord as my Rock?
Nov 23 Christ the King Mt 25:31-46 Mindful that Jesus will judge me on how well I loved, how do I "attend to the least brothers and sisters" in my midst?
Nov 24   Lk 21:1-4 What are the things that I "notice" as I go about my daily routine?
Nov 25   Lk 21:5-11 What help do I need to let go of my old ways of thinking/acting in order to grow and change?
Nov 26   Ps 98:1-9 "Sing to the Lord a new song." What new song do I sing to the Lord?
Nov 27 USA: Thanksgiving Day Ps 138:1-5 "Lord, I thank you for your faithfulness and love." For what am I particularly grateful today?
Nov 28   Ps 84:3-8 Do I ever experience my soul yearning and pining for the courts of the Lord?
Nov 29   Lk 21:34-36 How am I deepening my trust in God?
Nov 30 1st Sunday of Advent Mk 13:33-37 "What I say to you, I say to all, 'Watch!’ 'Be alert!'" How will I practice being alert this Advent?

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