Daily Reflection Questions for February 2018

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Date Liturgical CalendarReflection Question
February 1   Mark 6:7-13. In what ways might I embrace a “poor spirit” and free myself for the spreading the gospel?
February 2   Luke 2:22-40. Presentation of the Lord. How have I seen and participated in the salvation of the Lord these forty days since Christmas?
February 3   Mark 6:30-34. Reflect on the compassion of Jesus that moved his heart to love those who hastened to meet him when he returned from his rest in a deserted place.
February 4   Psalm 147:1-6. By what name does God call me? Would others know me by this name? Why or why not?
February 5 Agatha. Mark 6:53-56. Jesus healed those who approached him in faith. In what ways am I being called to exercise courage in faith?
February 6 St. Paul Miki and Companions, martyrs. Kings 8: 22-23, 27-30. What circumstances and graces in my life serve to strengthen me inwardly?
February 7   Psalm 37: 5-6, 30-31, 39-40. Thank you, Lord, for showing me goodness and kindness. How might I show my gratitude?
February 8   Psalm 106:3-4, 35-37, 40. In what ways have I experienced the favor of the Lord?
February 9   Mark 7:31-37. The apostles said of Jesus, “He has done all things well.” What do I want Jesus to do for me?
February 10 Scholastica. Mark 8:1-10 St. Scholastica and the disciples found favor in God’s sight because of they listened and loved. How can I show my love for God and for a neighbor today?
February 11   Mark 1:40-45. God fulfills our deepest desires, in Jesus. What do I desire for myself? What do I desire for those in need? How can I cooperate with God’s grace?
February 12   Psalm 119:67-68, 71-72, 75-76. Jesus offers compassion and fullness of life. How can I proclaim this message in my actions today?
February 13   James 1:12-18. God is forever faithful. What difference does God’s fidelity make in my life?
February 14 Ash Wednesday Joel 2:12-18. “Remember that you are dust and to dust, you shall return.” How am I called to return to the Lord?
February 15   Psalm 1:1-4, 6. Blessed are they who hope in the Lord. What do I hope for? Can I entrust my desire to the Lord?
February 16   Isaiah 58:1-9a. ‘Free the oppressed. Feed the hungry. Shelter the homeless. Clothe the naked. Love your own.’ Is God calling me to extend the realm of my love? How?
February 17   Isaiah 58:9b-14. God desires the conversion and healing of every sinner. How can I entrust my own well-being and the well-being of others to God?
February 18 &#160 Mark 1:12-15. Jesus says, “Repent, and believe in the gospel.” How does this command speak to my heart?
February 19 &#160 Leviticus 19:1-2, 11-18. “Love your neighbor as yourself.” If I was my neighbor, how would I need to be loved?
February 20   “Forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.” What do I need from God so that I can forgive those who have injured me?
February 21   Jonah 3:1-10. Our God is a God of “second chances.” In what ways do I need God's mercy and forgiveness?
February 22 Chair of Peter Matthew 16:13-19. Jesus gave Simon the name Peter, meaning “rock.” What name does Jesus give to me?
February 23   Ezekiel 18:31 and Matthew 5:20-26. “Make for yourselves a new heart and a new spirit.” What graces am I in need of this Lent?
February 24   2 Cor. 6:2b and Matthew 5:43-48. “Behold now is the day of salvation.” How might I bring the gospel to others today? What grace to I need from God to do so?
February 25   Genesis 22:1-18. All the nations of the earth find blessing because Abraham was obedient to God. How do I participate in the call to obedience?
February 26   Jesus says Luke 6:36-38. “Be merciful, as your Heavenly Father is merciful.” Who needs mercy from me today?
February 27   Isaiah 1:10, 16-20. Reflect on the virtue of humility in your life.
February 28   Matthew 20:17-28. Jesus did not come to be served, but to serve. Whom can I serve, in Jesus’ name, today?

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