Thursday, 21st November 2019

John 14: 21-26

Date posted: May 20, 2019

Let us all remember that we are in the Holy Presence of God.
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Gospel: John 14: 21-26
Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them. Then Judas (not Judas Iscariot) said, “But, Lord, why do you intend to show yourself to us and not to the world?” Jesus replied, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them. Anyone who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me. “All this I have spoken while still with you. But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you”.

Growing up, I often admire people who are in church of how dedicated they are to the church and to God, serving Him and doing things all for Him. As a child growing up in a Catholic family, we weren’t really introduced to Bible or Faith sharing experience I often hear from other religions. We were only taught the basics of our faith. Something happened to me way back in 2012. We watched a film about the passion and death of Jesus. When I saw how Christ looked so tired carrying His cross and the wounds He got, I got emotional. It felt like I feel the love of Christ, all of the sudden. I promised myself that day, that I will do good things to honor His name but still I’ve done many things that displeased Him. I found myself not really praying at all. Currently, I’m trying. It just feels like I’m not doing anything right that I ended up not doing anything right at all. When you don’t know what is happening, be reminded of God’s love. Then your heart will eventually follow. It is that basic secret of our identity that creates love–the Spirit in us, releasing to us the love of Jesus, awakens love from us in return.

Lasallian Guiding Principle
LGP states that, zeal for service is a whole hearted giving of oneself to the service of others, in gratuity and generosity, in creativity and fortitude, in compassion and commitment. In the Gospel, what it takes to obey is to love. Our Founder, De La Salle exemplified this throughout his life. It is the love for God and the poor made him selfless, he even sold his mansion to be able to provide food and shelter to the poor. We, the Lasallian students are taught the same. It is to remember that in everything we do, we must do this for the love of God. Let us never forget we are loved with an everlasting love, filled with God’s spirit, thus we must return this love by obeying God and serving the poor.

One Heart Prayer
God, our Father, You love us with endless mercy. You call us to be your sons and daughters. You invite us to take care of the Earth, our common home. Lord, grant us a big heart. A heart always willing to love, a compassionate heart for those who suffer, a heart where there is a place for Lasallians all around the world. We make this prayer through the intercession of May, Queen and Mother of the Christian Schools, and through the intercession of Saint John Baptist De La Salle, patron of teachers, 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: Zeal for Service (Nurturing Service)
Culture Theme: We uphold preferential option for the poor, especially the youth-at-risk.
Productivity Theme: Outreach
ICV WEEK 3: We live with a sense of justice.
BibleGateway. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John 14:21-
Ray Stedman. What does it take to obey? Retrieved from https://www.raystedman.org
DLSU ITS, DLSU STRATCOM, DLSU IRPA. (n.d.). Guiding Principles of the Philippine Lasallian Family.
Retrieved April 1, 2019, from http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/inside/lasallian-guiding-principles/default.asp


Prepared:, Mia Guen U. Felecio Grade 12 – Gregorio DLSMHSI
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.