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DAILY GOSPEL
Monday, 22nd October 2018

Luke 12,13-21

Date posted: October 22, 2018

Gospel: Luke 12,13-21
Someone in the crowd said to Jesus, “Teacher, tell my brother to share the inheritance with me.”
He replied to him, “Friend, who appointed me as your judge and arbitrator?”
Then he said to the crowd, “Take care to guard against all greed, for though one may be rich, one’s life does not consist of possessions.”
Then he told them a parable. “There was a rich man whose land produced a bountiful harvest.
He asked himself, ‘What shall I do, for I do not have space to store my harvest?’
And he said, ‘This is what I shall do: I shall tear down my barns and build larger ones. There I shall store all my grain and other goods and I shall say to myself, “Now as for you, you have so many good things stored up for many years, rest, eat, drink, be merry!”
But God said to him, ‘You fool, this night your life will be demanded of you; and the things you have prepared, to whom will they belong?’
Thus will it be for the one who stores up treasure for himself but is not rich in what matters to God.”

Reflection
God’s words are actually the food of our soul. The gospel tells and teaches us a lot. It points at how we can get caught up in what we own and what people have. It’s all about greediness and how possession dominates and take us over. If we would only remember, wealth, honor and pride are the three obstacles of our faith. We are all equal in the eyes of God, and what we have is a gift, given to us for the benefit of the world, the community and neighborhood; not only for the good of ourselves. Wealth is just a temporary thing that will be perished in the judgement day. We should always remember that it is not bad to be rich in this world, but we should also be rich in faith, love and hope as these things can help us to nourish our faith and may lead us always closer to God. What is your real treasure in life?

Lasallian Guiding Principle
According to the Lasallian Guiding Principles, “…the spirit of faith is a spirit that allows us to discover God’s active presence in his Word.” Lasallian school engages in a concerted effort to respect the dignity of all persons. No matter how diversified it is, man or woman, the elders and the youth, rich or poor, should always feel acknowledged equally and no one should feel left out or neglected – Humans are all created in the image and likeness of God, thus, we are all equal in His eyes. If we do this, then we have discovered God’s presence in His word wherein God always has the preferential option for the poor.

Prayer
Heavenly God, we praise and glorify your Almighty name. Please protect us at all times, at all costs so that we can use are lives in serving you. May you always remind us that we should not focus our lives here on Earth for worldly things, but to live a life in accordance to Your will. Please forgive our sins and trespasses that we have committed, so that, we can be at least righteous before You. Once again, we bring back all the glory, honor and praise unto You. We asked these, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, our Savior, Amen.

Lasallian Prayer for Peace
We pray to you, O Lord,
God of life and God of those who hope!
Listen to our prayer for the whole world:
For peace among all peoples,
For prosperity in all lands.
We pray to you that evil may be overcome
And that all wars may end.
We pray to You especially for the members
Of our Lasallian Family,
Who suffer from war, injustice and intolerance,
And for children and young people who are poor ad neglected.
We pray too, God, for peace in our lives;
In our towns, in our schools,
In our families and in our own hearts.
We pray for a peace that the world cannot give us.
We pray for a peace that will make us whole
And transform us into ambassadors of justice for Your sake.
Lord, give us Your peace! Amen.
Our Lady of the Star, pray for us.
St. John Baptist de la Salle, pray for us.
St. Miguel Febres Cordero, pray for us.
Live Jesus in our hearts, forever!
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

VALUE: Spirit of Faith (Nurturing Faith)
CULTURE THEME: We find wisdomin the gospel.
PRODUCTIVITY THEME: Spiritual Direction
WEEK 3: We find solutions with fortitude.

Sources
C. (n.d.). Daily Gospel. Retrieved on 28 September 2018, from https://dailygospel.org/M/AM/
DLSU (n.d.). Guiding Principles of the Philippine Lasallian Family. Retrieved on 22 September 2018, from
http://xsite.dlsu.edu.ph/inside/_pdf/guiding-principles-2nd-edition.pdf
DLRAP Themes from DLSMHSI Lasallian Values and Culture – Productivity Manifestations –
Who is a Lasallian?

 

Prepared by: Michaela Penelope Layug, MLS 1-4
through the DLSMHSI Lasallian Mission and Linkages,
Lasallian Formation and Social Action

Our Daily Lasallian Reflection and Prayer is DLSMHSI gift to the Lasallian family for the
2019 Celebration of the Year of Vocation and Tercentenary celebration of the death of our founder
SJBDLS.