Daily Reflections for October 2014

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Date Liturgical CalendarReflection
Oct 1 St. Therese of the Child Jesus Lk 9:57-62 "I will follow you, Lord, but first..." What conditions do I have when responding to a need?
Oct 2 Guardian Angels Mt 18:1-5, 10 How am I growing more childlike? How do I play...and laugh...and truly enjoy life's wonders?
Oct 3   Lk 10:13-16 What are the ordinary ways in which I listen and respond to God and thus further God's work in our world?
Oct 4 St. Francis of Assisi What are my most cherished moments with God? is it when I am alone in church or out in nature listening to the wind?
Oct 5 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time Phil 4:6-9 "Do these things and the God of peace will be with you." How do I experience the peace of God that surpasses all understanding?
Oct 6   Lk 10:25-37 With which person do I identify with in this passage and what message does he or she have for me?
Oct 7 Our Lady of the Rosary Lk 10:38-42 How are my deeds and my prayer done with love?
Oct 8   Ps 117 "Go out to all the world, and tell the Good News." How do I share this Good News with others?
Oct 9   Lk 11:5-13 How persistent is my prayer? Am I open to receive what God gives me?
Oct 10   Lk 11:15-26 How have I been blessed in my faith through my deeds of good works?
Oct 11   Lk 11:27-28 How am I hearing the word of God today?
Oct 12 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time Ps 23 How have I experienced God?
Oct 13   Lk 11:29-32 What keeps me from honest self-awareness and repentance?
Oct 14   Lk 11:37-41 How do I give alms...by sharing my time with the poor, those in the nursing homes, tutoring children in school?
Oct 15 St. Teresa of Jesus Gal 5:18-25 How do I share the fruits of the Spirit with my neighbor?
Oct 16   Ps 98 "Sing to the Lord a new song..." What are the songs I sing joyfully to the Lord in thanksgiving for my life and for all I have been given?
Oct 17 St. Ignatius of Antioch Lk 12:1-7 "There is nothing concealed that will not be revealed." How do these words strike--comforted, afraid, anxious, awed, fearless?
Oct 18 St. Luke Lk 10:1-9 How do I share the message of salvation to those who touch my life?
Oct 19 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time Is 45:1, 4-6 "I have called you by your name..." What am I called by God to be?
Oct 20   Lk 12:13-21 How am I challenged by my 'wants' and 'needs?'
Oct 21   Lk 12:35-38 Am I open to God's knocking in my life?
Oct 22   Eph 3:2-12 What graces have I received to further Christ's kingdom?
Oct 23   Lk 12:49-53 What has been my experience of Calvary? What has discipleship cost me in today’s world?
Oct 24   Eph 4:1-6 How am I growing in "meekness, patience, perfect humility?"
Oct 25 Dedication of Consecrated Churches Ps 84 "How lovely is your dwelling place, Lord, mighty God.” Where do I let God dwell within me? What difference does this make in my life?
Oct 26 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time Ex 22:20-26 How have I recently been compassionate towards the least of my sisters and brothers?
Oct 27   Eph 4:32-5:8 "...be imitators of God, and live in love..." Can I do this in the face of unpopularity, disapproval, and hurt?
Oct 28 Sts. Simon and Jude Lk 6:12-16 How do I spend my "alone" time with God and heal my heart, mind and soul, so I am able to make the correct choices?
Oct 29   Lk 13:22-30 "Strive to enter through the narrow gate...and some are last who will be first, and some are first who will be last." How am I doing with these challenging words?
Oct 30   Eph 6:10-20 How firm am I "standing against the tactics of the devil?"
Oct 31   Phil 1:1-11 How am I called to be a disciple of Christ in today's world?

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