Daily Reflection Questions for July 2016

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Date Liturgical CalendarReflection Question
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?
July 1   Ps 119:2, 10, 20, 30, 40, 131 How do I manifest "living not on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God?"
July 2   Mt 9: 14-17 What containers of mine do I pour the “new wine” in? Am I ready for Jesus?
July 3 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time Ps 66: 1-7, 16, 20 “Let all the earth cry out to God with joy.” How do I share my joy with my friends, family and strangers?
July 4 Independence Day Mt 9: 18-26 When I go to Jesus with prayer requests, am I confident that they will be answered?
July 5   Mt 9: 32-38 How am I helping draw others to God?
July 6 Maria Goretti Mt 10: 1-7 In what ways do my actions proclaim God’s Word to the people I meet today?
July 7   Hos 11: 1-4, 8c-9 With whom do I share my compassion and tenderness?
July 8   Mt 10: 16-23 How am I making a difference with the unique situation God has given me?
July 9   Is 6: 1-8 Am I willing to be a witness in furthering the reign of God?
July 10 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time Lk 10: 25-37 How do I show mercy to my neighbors?
July 11 Feast of St. Benedict Prv 2: 1-9 How do I “turn my ear to wisdom and incline my heart to understanding?”
July 12   Is 7: 1-9 How firm is my faith?
July 13   Mt 11: 25-27 Do I know God with my heart or simply know things about God?
July 14 Kateri Tekawitha Mt 11: 28-30 What have I learned from “weary and burdensome” experiences in my life?
July 15 Bonaventure, Bishop Mt 12: 1-8 Am I able to respond compassionately to others or do I make quick judgments?
July 16 Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Ps 10: 1-4, 7-8, 14 “Do not forget the poor, O Lord!” How do I remember the poor?
July 17 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time Gn 18: 1-10a What do I do to offer hospitality to strangers that come to my door?
July 18   Mi 6: 1-4, 6-8 How am I "walking humbly with my God?"
July 19   Ps 85: 2-8 “Lord show us your mercy and love.”
July 20   Mt 13: 1-9 How am I nourished from the roots of my spirituality? Who was my first mentor?
July 21   Mt 13: 10-17 As I read and ponder Scripture what new insights and understandings do I have?
July 22 Mary Magdalene, Disciple of the Lord Sg 3: 1-4 “How do I seek the one whom my heart loves?”
July 23   Jer 7: 1-11 What “ways and deeds” do I need to reform?
July 24 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time Ps 138: 1-3, 6-8 “Lord on the day I called for help, you answered me.” In what ways has the Lord answered me?
July 25 James, Apostle 2Cor 4: 7-15 How do I experience myself as a vessel of God’s great love?
July 26 Joachim and Anne, Parents of the Virgin Mary Mt 13: 36-43 “the righteous will shine like the sun …” For what wisdom and insight am I grateful to my parents and grandparents?
July 27   Mt 13: 44-46 Do I see the “kingdom of heaven” as a pearl of “great price”?
July 28   Jer 18: 1-6 How willing am I to place my flaws, cracks, blemishes into the hands of the “Potter” for remolding?
July 29 Martha, Mary and Lazarus, Hosts of the Lord Lk 10: 38-42 Do I believe Christ is the “Son of God, the one who is coming into the world.”
July 30   Jer 26: 11-16, 24 What is the “voice of the Lord” saying to me today?
July 31 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time Col 3: 1-5, 9-11 Seeking what is above, how do I put on the new self and daily practice this knowledge of Christ’s compassionate love?

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