Daily Reflections August 2019 Cycle C, Year II
1 St. Alphonsus Liguori Ps 84:3 “My soul yearns and pines for the courts of the Lord.” What is that like?
2 Mt 12:54-54 What is it like to not be accepted by family/friends?”
3 Lev 25:1, 8-17 How do I celebrate a jubilee, a festive occasion?
4 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time Lk 12:13-21 What treasures hold me in bondage?
5 Mt 14:13-21 How does the “bread of life” continue to nurture and sustain me?
6 The Transfiguration of the Lord Lk 9:28b-36 “This is my chosen Son; listen to him.” How am I listening?
7 Mt 15:21-28 How do I “claim God’s grace and healing?”
8 St. Dominic Ps 95:1-2 How will I be present to God today?
9 Mt 16:24-28 What am I willing to give to follow Jesus?
10 St. Lawrence, Feast Jn 12:24-26 To whom am I drawn to share a joyful experience?
11 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time Heb 11:1-2, 9-19 How am I being called to awaken and trust more?
12 Dt 10:12-22 How do I befriend the stranger/alien, the immigrant, the lonely in my midst?”
13 Mt 1-5, 10, 12-14 How do I demonstrate childlike faith?
14 St. Maximilian Kolbe Ps. 66: 20a, 10b “Blessed be God who filled my soul with fire!” How do I experience this?
15 Assumption of Mary Lk 1:39-56 For what purpose/mission have I been chosen? What is that like?
16 Ps 136:1 To whom shall I be merciful today?
17 Mt 19:13-15 How have I experienced the Kingdom of God belonging to children?”
18 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time Heb 12:1-4 What keeps me “running the race that lies before us?”
19 Mt 19:16-22 In what ways am I serving the poor?
20 St. Bernard Judges 6:11-24a How have I recently been surprised by the Lord?
21 St. Pius X Mt 20:1-16 What are the things that I murmur about? What does that gain me?
22 Queenship of Mary Ps 40:8a,9a How am I drawn to do God’s will? What is that like?
23 Mt 22:34-40 How am “I loving God with my whole heart?” What challenges does this bring?
24 St. Bartholomew Ps 145: 17-18 How do I experience “the Lord being near” and speak my truth to him?
25 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time Heb 12:5-7,11-13 What fruit has evolved from a recent discipline?
26 1Thess 1:1-5,8b-10 How do I experience being chosen by God? What is that like?
27 St. Monica Ps 139: 1-3,4-6 How has God’s probing and searching touched my heart?
28 St. Augustine 1Thess 2:9-13 How am I “walking in a manner worthy of the God who calls” me?
29 Passion of St. John the Baptist Mk 6:17-29 How am I “standing in the truth of God’s mercy?”
30 1Thess 4:1-8 How do I treat others in a spirit of “holiness?”
31 1Thess 4:9-11 What have I learned this past month by “loving one another?”