Daily Reflection Questions for October 2016

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Date Liturgical CalendarReflection Question
Sept. 30 Jerome Lk 10:13-16 How is God pruning me?
Oct. 1 Thérèse of the Child Jesus Ps 119: 66,71,75,91,125,130 “Teach me wisdom and knowledge … in your commands I trust.”
Oct. 2 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time Lk 17:5-10 “Increase our faith.” Is my faith the size of a mustard seed?
Oct. 3   Lk 10: 25-37 To whom do I find it difficult to show compassion and why?
Oct. 4 Francis of Assisi Lk 10: 38-42 How do I put aside my busyness and reserve some “God-time?”
Oct. 5   Lk 11: 1-4 Am I transparent and straightforward in my prayer or do I need to be more clear with my needs?
Oct. 6 Bruno Gal 3: 1-5 How did I receive the Spirit the first time?
Oct. 7 Our Lady of the Rosary Gal 3: 7-14 How do I provide nourishment for my faith?
Oct. 8   Gal 3:22-29 “All who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ… You are all one in Christ.”
Oct. 9 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time Lk 17:11-19 “Stand up and go; your faith has saved you.” How is my faith today?
Oct. 10   Ps 113 “Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.” Let us continue to pray for the poor.
Oct. 11   Gal 5:1-6 How do I love Jesus in my neighbor?
Oct. 12   Gal 5:18-25Since I live by the Spirit, how am I led by the Spirit?
Oct. 13   Lk 11:47-54 What type of sacrifices have I made for my faith?
Oct. 14   Lk 12:1-7 What are my fears? Do I believe I am “worth more than a flock of sparrows?”
Oct. 15 Teresa of Jesus Lk 12:8-12 When have I trusted the Holy Spirit for the right words to say?
Oct. 16 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time Lk 18:1-8 When making decisions how persistent am I in my discernment prayers with God?
Oct. 17 Ignatius of Antioch Ps 100 “Sing joyfully to the Lord … serve the Lord with gladness.” How do I show joyfulness and gladness when serving the Lord?
Oct. 18 Luke Lk 10:1-9 When do I share my labors with my neighbors and friends, especially those in need?
Oct. 19   Is 12: 2-6 “My strength and courage is the Lord …” When do I draw on the Lord for courage and strength?
Oct. 20 Paul of the Cross Eph 3: 14-21 Am I strengthened with the knowledge that “Christ dwells in my heart” and that the “love of Christ surpasses knowledge, so I may be filled with all the fullness of God?”
Oct. 21   Ps 24: 1-6 “Lord, this is the people that longs to see your face.” What do I long to see in Jesus’ face?
Oct. 22   Eph 4:7-16 Having been graced with spiritual gifts from God, what works of ministry am I doing to build up the body of Christ?
Oct. 23 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2Tim 4:6-8, 16-18 What tools has God given me to compete well, keep the faith and finish the race?
Oct. 24   Lk 13:10-17 Am I compassionate in following the ways of Jesus or do I adhere to Sabbath laws in times of mercy?
Oct. 25 Dedication of Consecrated Churches Lk 13:18-21 What can I compare the Kingdom of God to … a mustard seed planted or yeast mixed in dough?
Oct. 26   Eph 6:1-9 How willingly do I give my Christian service? And to whom do I give it?
Oct. 27   Ps 144 “Blessed be the Lord, my Rock.” Who helped build my spiritual foundation?
Oct. 28 Simon and Jude Eph 2:19-22 How do I view myself as a temple or dwelling place for God?
Oct. 29   Lk 14:1, 7-11 What recent experiences are helping me grow in humility?
Oct. 30 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time Wis 11:22-12:2 “You have mercy on all, … and You love all things that are …”
Oct. 31   Ps 131 “In you, O Lord, I have found my peace.” Have I found mine?

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