Daily Reflections
On Scripture Readings

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Much like a devotional, these short meditations and Catholic reflections are based on each day's scripture readings or the Saint of the day.

Scripture reflections help us in our prayer life. They help us to listen to God's Word and to better understand the readings.

Taking a moment in peace and quiet, dedicating the moment to God, reflecting on the readings of the day - all can bring us to a more intimate relationship with God.

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Daily Reflections

July 26, 2015
Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Since Jesus knew that they were going to come and carry him off to make him king, he withdrew again to the mountain alone. - John 6:15

We just read about the multiplication of the loaves. Jesus knew the people would want to make him some kind of king, so he withdrew to the mountain.
Well, he was a king. Christ the King, but he was not the kind of king they thought he was.
They knew he could perform miracles, but they did not know who he was.
They knew he could feed the multitudes, but they did not know what food he was talking about. They were not yet ready to know who Jesus was.
Are we ready to know Jesus?

Dear Lord, help us to be aware of the ways you feed us. Help us to recognize you in the breaking of the bread. Please increase our devotion to the Eucharist. Amen.

Monday, July 27

Exodus 32:15-24, 30-34; Matthew 13:31-35

Jesus said that our faith is like a mustard seed. When it grows, it is the largest of plants. Is my faith like a mustard seed?

Dear Lord, I believe in you, but I know that sometimes my faith is weak. Help me to do what I need to do to nourish my faith. Help me faith to grow, even in the the difficult days of my life.

Tuesday, July 28

Exodus 33:7-11; 34:5b-9, 28; Matthew 13:36-43

Are my ears always open to the word of Jesus?

Lord, your word is always present. Help me to better hear what you say and the act accordingly. Never allow me to be deaf to your teachings.

Wednesday, July 29
St. Martha

Exodus 34:29-35; Luke 10:38-42

Martha was always busy with chores and seldom just sat with God. When do I most resemble the busy Martha?

Lord, help me to slow down and spend more time at your feet, listening and studying. Grant me the understanding to know which is the better at any single time. Never allow me to get too busy to spend time alone.

Thursday, July 30

Exodus 40:16-21, 34-38; Mt 13:47-53

What signs have I seen that tell me of God’s presence?

Lord, help me to better see you in my life. Grant me the grace to continuously seek your presence and the insight to know how you display your presence.

Friday, July 31
St. Ignatius of Loyola

Leviticus 23:1, 4-11, 15-16, 27, 34b-37; Mt 13:54-58

What makes it hard for me to hear a prophetic message today?

Lord, I try so hard to hear and understand all the prophetic messages that are out there. But I do not always understand what the message is saying to me. Help me to hear your word and to act upon its' message as I should.

Sat., August 1
St. Alphonsus Liguori

Leviticus 25:1, 8-17; Matthew 14:1-12

Are there times when, like Herod, I worry more about what others might think of me instead of doing the right thing?

Lord, I place too much emphasis on what others think of me. Help me to remember it is only important what you think of my actions. Grant me the courage to always act according to your teachings regardless of what others may think.

Monday through Saturday Daily Reflections by Deacon Rich Spiro
Sunday Reflections by Colleen Spiro

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