Thursday, 21st November 2019

John 14,15-16.23b-26

Date posted: June 9, 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: Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint John14,15-16.23b-26.
Jesus said to his disciples: If you love me, you will keep my commandments.
And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate to be with you always, Jesus answered and said to him, “Whoever loves me will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our dwelling with him.
Whoever does not love me does not keep my words; yet the word you hear is not mine but that of the Father who sent me.
I have told you this while I am with you.
The Advocate, the Holy Spirit that the Father will send in my name–he will teach you everything and remind you of all that (I) told you.”

This gospel speaks about the faith and commitment we have regarding God’s word. God does not require us to show grand gestures of faith and love for Him but instead, He looks at all the smaller efforts of kindness and love we commit in His name. As good Christians, it is our duty to spread and act out God’s word in our everyday lives even through simple gestures as a show of love not just for Him but for other people in the community as well.

Lasallian Guiding Principle
LGP states that “…reverence for life allows one to be punctual and respectful of other people’s time…” how does one revere life? one way to do that is to be respectful of each other’s time. In the Filipino culture there is such a thing we call “Filipino Time” wherein we do not follow the given time, this is something that we should not perpetuate since it is a way of disrespecting another’s valuable time and effort. Punctuality is a way of revering one’s life because it shows the other individual that we acknowledge and reciprocate their effort and energy. There are simple ways to employ this principle by making small adjustments and efforts such as simply apologizing if you are a few minutes late along with thanking them for being on time.

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:   Reverence for life (Nurturing Life)
Culture Theme:   We live with integrity and order in our lives.
Productivity Theme: Honesty, work and personal scheduling
Institutional Common Virtues (ICV)
Week 1: We are punctual and respectful of other people’s time.
Week 2: We exercise prudence.
Week 3: We lead by example.
Week 4: We are men and women of integrity.

Church, F. X. (2019, April 26). Sunday, June 9th. Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to St John 14,15-16.23b-26.
Retrieved from https://francisxaviersamsen.wordpress.com/2019/04/27/sunday-june-9th-holy-gospel-of-jesus-christ-according-to-st-john-1415-16-23b-26/

Joshier Herbosa, Chloe C. Padilla and Wynefred Regarde.

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.