Daily Reflection Questions for August 2018

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Date Liturgical CalendarReflection Question
August 1 St. Alphonsus Liguori Jer 15:10,16-21 What “words have I found that became my joy and the happiness of my heart?”
August 2   Jer 18:1-6 How am I “like clay in the hand of the potter?”
August 3   Mt 13:54-58 What is my response to being misunderstood?
August 4   Jer 26:11-16, 24 What injustice have I spoken to others about? What was that like?
August 5 Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Jn 6:24-35 How have I been nurtured by the “bread of life?”
August 6 The Transfiguration of the Lord Mk 9:2-10 “This is my beloved Son, listen to him.” How am I listening?
August 7   Mk 14:22-36 How do I rebound from a failure or doubting myself?
August 8 St. Dominic Jer 31:1-7 “With age-old love I have loved you…” How have I experienced this love?
August 9   Jer 31:31-34 How do I experience the covenant that has been written on my heart?
August 10 St.Lawrence 2Cor 9:6-10 How am I growing as a “cheerful giver?”
August 11   Mt 17:14-20 How do I experience Jesus’ words: “Nothing will be impossible for you?”
August 12 Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Eph 4:30-5:2 How am I walking in love and “being an imitator of God?”
August 13   Mt 17:22-27 What is my response in the face of overwhelming grief?
August 14 St. Maximilian Kolbe Mt 18: 1-5, 10, 12-14 How am I growing humble like the children in the gospel?
August 15 Assumption of Mary Lk 1:39-56 For what purpose/mission have I been chosen? Has it brought joy/delight to me?
August 16   Mt 18:21-19:1 How have I made forgiveness a daily practice?
August 17   1Thess 2:13 How do I “receive the word of God?”
August 18   Mt 19:13-15 What have I learned from a child I have recently encountered?
August 19 Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time Proverbs 9:1-6 How am I “advancing in the way of understanding?”
August 20 St. Bernard Mt 19:16-22 In what ways am I serving the poor?
August 21 St. Pius X Ezekiel 28:1-10 How do I allow God to love me?
August 22 Queenship of Mary Ps 23:1-6 How does Mary, God’s mother, draw me closer to her Son, the Good Shepherd?
August 23   Ezekiel 36:23-28 “I will give you a new heart and place a new spirit within you.” How have I experienced this?
August 24 St. Bartholomew Ps 145: 17-18 How do I experience “the Lord being near” and speak my truth to him?
August 25   Mt 23:1-12 “…whoever humbles oneself will be exalted.” How am I seeing this as a reality in my life?
August 26 Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time Joshua 24:1-2a,15-17,18b How am I serving the Lord?
August 27 St. Monica 2Thess 1:1-5, 11-12 How is my prayer helping my faith flourish?
August 28 St. Augustine 2Thess 2:1-3a, 14-17 How am I “standing firm and holding fast to the traditions I was taught?”
August 29 Passion of St. John the Baptist 2Thess 3:6-10, 16-18 How am I imitating the ways of the Lord?
August 30   1Cor 1:1-5 How did I experience God’s grace today?
August 31   Mt 25:1-13 In what ways am I “staying awake” on my spiritual journey?

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