Daily Reflections for the Month of January 2017

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Date Liturgical CalendarReflection Question
Jan. 1 Mary, Holy Mother of God  Ps 67 In what ways does God and his Mother Mary shine their faces on my life?
Jan. 2  Basil and Gregory Nazianzen, Bishops Jn 1:19-28 How may I be open to the one who stands unrecognized before me?
Jan. 3   Jn 1: 29-34 "I saw the Spirit come down like a dove..." Have I been touched by the Spirit of God and how do I proclaim the Son of God to others?
Jan. 4 Elizabeth Ann Seton, Religious Founder Jn 1:35-42 "We have found the Messiah" When do I spend time with Jesus?
Jan. 5  John Neumann, Bishop 1 Jn 3:11-21 How will I love in "truth and action" today?
Jan. 6   Mk 1:7-11 Am I aware of how the Holy Spirit works in my daily life?
Jan. 7   "The Lord takes delight in his people." In what ways will the Lord take delight in me?
Jan. 8  Epiphany Mt 2:1-12 In what ways do I seek the Lord and pay him homage?
Jan. 9 Baptism of the Lord  Mt 3:13-17 How do I fulfill my own Christian beginnings from Baptism? May I humbly remember and serve others in need.
Jan. 10   Mk 1:21b-28 How has the "authority of the spirit" established itself in my mind and heart?
Jan. 11   Heb 2:14-18 How may I be merciful to my brothers and sisters?
Jan. 12   Heb 3:7-14 God may speak through many people; do I listen well?
Jan. 13   Heb 4:1-5, 11 "Let us strive to enter into that rest." May I be obedient to God and take a day of rest?
Jan. 14   Ps 19 "Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life." What does this mean to me?
Jan. 15  2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Ps 40 "Here I am Lord; I come to do your will." Am I ready and able to do God's will?
Jan. 16   Heb 5: 1-10 How do I "deal patiently with others," as Aaron did, until God calls me to serve him?
Jan. 17  Anthony, Abbot Heb 6:10-20 In what ways am I hopeful?
Jan. 18   Mk 3:1-6 What "works of mercy" am I involved in?
Jan. 19   Mk 3:7-12 Do I have a place to withdraw and pray for a while?
Jan. 20   Heb 8:6-13 How do I make myself present to God?...by talking, prayer, Mass, singing?
Jan. 21  Agnes, Virgin, Martyr Ps 47 Am I able to "shout for joy" to God?
Jan. 22  3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time 1 Cor 1:10-13, 17 "That there may be no divisions among you." How can I be less divisive?
Jan. 23   Ps 98 "The Lord has made his salvation known." What does that look like?
Jan. 24  Francis de Sales, Bishop Heb 10:1-10 What sacrifices and offerings do I make daily for God?
Jan. 25 Conversion of Paul, Apostle Feast Acts 22: 3-16 How am I living a "holy and unselfish life"?
Jan. 26 Timothy and Titus Mk 4:21-25 Am I able to give those who have less and share from my abundance?
Jan. 27 Angela Merici, Virgin, Religious Founder Mk 4:26-34 When do I plant God's word and with whom do I share it?
Jan. 28 Thomas Aquinas, Priest Heb 11:1-2, 8-19 By faith Abraham obeyed and recieved God's graces. how is my faith?
Jan. 29 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time 1Cor 1:26-31 What has God called me to do, and to be, in this world?
Jan. 30  

Heb 11:32-40 What keeps me faithful in the face of challenging tasks?

Jan. 31 John Bosco, Priest, Religious Founder

Mk 5:21-43 How has Jesus provided me with his healing touch?

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