Daily Reflections for July 2014

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Date Liturgical CalendarReflection
July 1   Mt 8:23-27 What kind of "waves" overwhelms me? How do I take them to Jesus in prayer?
July 2   Ps 50 "To the upright I will show the saving power of God." How can I share God's saving power with my neighbor?
July 3 St. Thomas Jn 20:24-29 In what ways may I bear witness today of my belief in Jesus Christ?
July 4 USA: Independence Day Phil 4:6-9 What is the peace I bring to my world today?
July 5   Mt 9:14-17 What are the ways God is bringing me to the fullness of life?
July 6 14th Sunday of Ordinary Time Mt 11:25-30 What do I need to accept invitation to rest in God’s house?
July 7   Mt 9:18-26 How do I respond with compassion and courage to others who are in need?
July 8   Mt 9:32-38 What will I do today to help draw others to God?
July 9   Mt 10:1-7 Can I live in this present moment, allowing God to love and grace me?
July 10   Mt 10:7-15 Am I able to give the gift of love and joy freely to those around me?
July 11 St. Benedict Ps 34 "I will bless the Lord at all times." How well am I able to practice the presence of the Lord at all times?
July 12   Mt 10:24-33 What keeps me from speaking out against evil?
July 13 15th Sunday of Ordinary Time Mt 13:1-23 What are the roots of my spirituality and how am I nourished daily?
July 14 St. Kateri Tekakwitha Mt 10:34-11:1 To what length will I go to discover myself?
July 15   Mt 11:20-24 What areas of my life do I find difficult to change?
July 16 Our Lady of Mount Carmel Mt 12:46-50 Who are your "brothers and sisters" who you serve daily?
July 17   Mt 11:28-30 Will I take some quality time to "rest in the Lord," to be still and listen to all that is going on in my heart?
July 18   Mt 12:1-8 How well do I accept the people who I find to be difficult? Is my response one of compassion or judgment?
July 19   Ps 10 "Do not forget the poor, O Lord." How well do I remember this and act on it?
July 20 16th Sunday of Ordinary Time Mt 13:24-43 How do I distinguish the weeds from the wheat in my own life?
July 21   Micah 6:1-4, 6-8 What have I heard God saying to me recently?
July 22 St. Mary Magdalene Song 3:1-4a How do I "daily" seek the one whom my soul loves?
July 23   Jer 1:1, 4-10 "I know not how to speak; I am too young." How and when do I claim my voice?
July 24   Mt 13:10-17 What new insights and understandings are mine as I listen and look with new ears and new eyes?
July 25 St. James Cor 4:7-15 How do I experience myself as a vessel of God's great love?
July 26 Sts. Joachim and Anne Jer 7:1-11 Which of my "ways and deeds" in need of change?
July 27 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time Mt 13:44-52 What do I consider before I make decisions? Is prayer part of my decision-making?
July 28   Mt 13:31-35 How has God used the unlikely in my life to introduce the miraculous?
July 29 Martha, Mary and Lazarus 1 Jn 4:7-16 "...let us love one another, because love is from God...” Am I able to love my neighbor more today than yesterday?
July 30   Mt 13:44-46 What have I done lately out of pure joy?
July 31 St. Ignatius of Loyola Jer 18:1-6 How willing am I to place my flaws, cracks, blemishes into the hands of the Potter for remolding?

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